Part I of my Multi-Media Class Assignment: a bird, a rock and a letter.
This was one of those assignments where I first thought ‘No way’ and then ‘I think I’ll skip this assignment’.
June 17, 2011
Didn’t get to bed until 1:55, working away on the assignment; woke up this morning at 6:55 with the phrase ‘a bird, a rock and a letter’ running through my head over and over like the words to a song that just wouldn’t stop.
I was still thinking of blowing off this assignment as those are three items that I would never put together in one painting – some jewelry possibly, but a painting no.
But it kept running through my brain, it wouldn’t stop, I had to do something! I was absolutely exhausted.
Checking my work email I found nothing pressing, so decided to take a day of overtime owed to me. I sketched and processed thoughts in the morning, slept from 1:30 to 4:30, woke up and worked on a different painting.
I had hoped to go to the Fuse event at the Art Gallery but instead just watched TV, brain dead, still exhausted.
A few more sketches for ‘a Bird, a Rock and a Letter’.
Here is my first attempt: a seagull with a comb-over.
The ‘bird’, a seagull, was a lot of fun to do; a spackle/acrylic mix ‘painted’ by running two different combs and a plastic fork through it.
The ‘rock‘ that the seagull is standing on is a cut-out piece of watercolour paper coated with a plaster/sand mix, then painted grey paint and finally dry-brushed.
The ‘letter‘ is the little ‘x‘ on the rock but it sits there like an afterthought; doesn’t really have anything to do with the painting.
Still don’t like the ‘x’ and the ‘rock’ isn’t doing much for me either. I gave up and started on the next assignment…
More on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds.