a multi-disciplinary dialog
Posted by Birgit Zipser on December 4th, 2009
12×12 inches, maple sized with wood glue, oil
Not only am I preoccupied with water, now there are also birds. Earlier, there were ducks, here and here; now, my first raven.
Filed in painting
Oh, Raven, that old trickster. You must be careful; he’ll start playing with you.
Love the water with the dark above, I did want a shadow of the raven to play on the waves, but he, being trickster, may have blotted that out. Interesting change from cool to warm color temps in the water — the wave creates heat.
the wave creates heat. An illuminating remark on how the painting, now in my office, gives me sustenance to wrap up stuff, to wind down. Last spring, I nourished myself with the yellow canoe, now I need a trickster to help me.
About that shadow, for compositional purposes, I wanted to put it diagonally from the raven. But the light on the raven’s wings demanded that the shadow be right below him – I think. Thus, for the time being, the trickster is missing his shadow.
Birgit — Of course waves create heat — I knew that –snort–
I knew it was trickster’s fault there was no shadow. Like the double shadow of the photographs the pro photographer took of me on the desert. Of course there, the trick was the hidden stobe light and the sun, competing.
I’m off to my Open Studio. Wish me luck. It doesn’t feel quite right today. But that’s perhaps just nerves. It’ll be lots of standing around on concrete waiting for someone to show up.
I am really impressed with your work. Integrity.
I remember that, three years ago, also in December, you encouraged me to start painting. My post showed a photograph of my sister, sitting and dreaming on top of a steep dune. The photograph is lost from A&P and has to be reinserted.