Genesis of a Painting
I long time ago I did a small study on canvas of a part of a Lucien Freud painting of Francis Bacon. I found it a few weeks ago and didn't want to put it back in the cuboard hidden away, so I decided to use it. I stitched it onto a canvas (28"x28")and left it for a couple of weeks to let the muse tell me what it needed next. I then painted a face around it. After the painting was finshed the idea of big brother popped into my head and so I decided to use it for a found art postcard. I played around with the image on microsoft picture it and added some text. The painting on the left now has a large black border around it. The image on the right is the manip for the found art.
Hey, I do happy cards too, this is my happy heart. It is a photo of a reverse painting I did with acrylics on plastic. I just adore the colours and patterns.
The creative process is just that at times, not a grand plan, just a love of the materials, a love of creating and letting each stage dictate the next. Sometimes the end results tell us what it means, and what it means to each of us is a different story altogether. That is the beauty of art.