40cm x 40cm
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
Love it when something doesn’t turn out as I picture it in my head. Of course this is just a study but I can’t help but feel like this is 1 of 3. Which is great news because it means I get to paint to more compositions; in practice for my large canvas O_O” This painting is 40 x 50 cm acrylic and oil on canvas.
You know there is something wrong when you paint all night until you hear the birds sing -_O” So I’ve been working on this study with my camera obscura thinking oh thank you Jesus for this brilliant cheat; until I noticed the shadows in the image made up 50% of the entire composition -_- When an image is like this I prefer working from dark to light. Meaning I had to paint the whole canvas black….. meaning I would have to draw the whole of the composition by eye… so I basically wasted 45 minutes tracing something that was going to be covered up. I’m tired ok. So I spent 4 hours having to draw the rock formation by eye on a canvas I blacked out (fix it Jesus!). But the fun part is yet to come, as I get to play around with my oil paints; which I haven’t done in a while. I blacked out the canvas with a mixture of black and blue, not only does this create the illusion of depth; it is also going to help with the colour composition as the rock formation does have traces of orange moss. I love painting in my room. Studio space is cool and all, but there’s nothing like getting out of bed and picking up a brush.
So as you should know we Christians LOVE EACH OTHER!!! So I have plenty Mums in the church back home. Mumma S has been feeling low and for good reasons too, see I like to use art as a tool to aid spiritual recovery. The Geist told me to, I hope you like it mum 😀 This took me a good 2 days worth of painting (don’t ask me the times just know that I AM ALWAYS TIRED!!!!). See art is a gift and a curse, you produce work that has a spiritual resonance at the cost of your body suffering in the process. But it’s all good (LSP) these lumps of flesh have been well trained! So best believe when my BODY’S TELLIN ME NO……..MY MIND MY MIND IS TELLIN ME YEEEEEESSSS! that’s right I can fight temptation like the best of them (Gospel choir leader in overalls with matching gold sash and shoes) MHMMM DAT’S RIGHT PRAISE JESUS! I was going to do this earlier but work+fear of meeting with deadlines (even though they are all the way in MAY mumma G SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE) had me leaving this to last minute but I’m coming home for Easter (I love Oxford but NA UH this negro’s smarts can be exhausted too) and to ensure safe delivery I will give this to you mumma S (God Bless the Royal mail but some things are best posted by hand). 😀
40 x 50 cm Oil on Canvas
HI! remember business Tinkhani? Just showing you what I got up to this morning. Now I’ve told you so many times that if you wanted help all you have to do is ask, well I’ll introduce you to the gospel according to the apostle Sn. SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND! KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND IT SHALL OPEN AMEN! I tried telling you the truth in it’s blunt form but like Jesus told me you prefer parables so prepare yourselves! Now like your masters before you; know that everything is done in stages. I tried explaining this to you but you didn’t want to listen. So here’s my first example of the pieces I told you IS NOT FINISHED!!!!!!! I started adding the last touches at 10:30 and finished just in time for 13:00. No joke as I promised my Lord and Savior (ghetto black voice) I shan’t tell a lie MHMMM! *snap snap* (the visual is enough I used to do this a lot but not so much this time) BUT REMEMBER Thou shall not STEAL!!! (from the living anyway)
20″ x 16″ Acrylic on canvas
It’s been long-awaited but everything has gone to plan so far and I’m really happy with the way everything looks, I will miss UCA with a PASSION I’ve made friends that I know I will be life long; still it’s onwards and upwards from now on. My final exhibition consists of the various pieces of my faith journey incorporating most of my latest work to reflect my thinking process as it is now. As usual, being my perfectionist self, I had to find an order to put up my work up, which took some trial and error but in the end thanks to the help of those around me my final set up is a follows.
My blogging rate will slow down as I no longer have to work on a deadline however I will be producing work that I feel necessary to my current thought process. Our exhibition is currently at the UCA Canterbury Foundation Studios opened to the public on 21st, 22nd & 24th May 10am-5pm 😀
I thought I ended my dictator series but in my monochromatic stage I couldn’t help myself once I glanced at the image of Stalin in exile. Now there’s definately an innocence in this portrait; which is funny as he did disguise himself at this stage. Bit worried yet flattered at the comments I’ve recieved over this painting, lets just say if Stalin was alive today he would have a massive female following -_-“.
I used my first PVA, Acrylic experiment as a base to get me started into this series of paintings. I used a thinner to ease the flow of the acrylic giving me the chance to vary my intensity of colour without using water. I was going to do these in oils but the slow drying would have caused me to smudge everything. For a first try these aren’t too bad but I hope to add more detail as I go on.