Forecast for the Future

"Every individual without exception bears a potential writer within himself. The reason is that everyone has trouble accepting the fact that he will disappear unheard of and unnoticed in an indifferent universe, and everyone wants to make himself into a universe of words before it's too late. 

Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not that far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."

- Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Thursday, February 28, 2008

UPDATED Week 7, Day 1: Acrylic Painting

Ok, so it's a week overdue, but here's the recap of art week's painting day 1 in full.

We began by gesso-ing cardboard. I had a lot lying around the house and we just cut some up into shapes we liked and used as we saw fit. I had never gesso'd anything before and didn't even really know what gesso was for, but using it basically allowed us to turn junk into a canvas.

After the cardboard was gesso'd and dried we got ready to roll and began mixing paints.

Becca is insane and made a beautiful ostrich... in like 20 minutes. I do not believe that I will never paint an ostrich or anything else so well or so fast.

Shrimp Cracker found a drawing of a hot air balloon for inspiration, but it morphed into something else.

E-Bad went for a tiger, which started out nice and ended up full.

And then, me. I was drawn to this image immediately--it made me think of John Wilkes Booth for some reason, and I couldn't take my eyes off of it.

And voila, magnifique. A great time had by all.

And finally, here's a lil video from that night (if you ain't seen already):

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1 comment:

E-BAD said...

uh i just watched this again in desperation for 604 life. oh john.

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