The working title for this one is 'Zoned Industrial' while that maybe depressingly accurate, I'm afraid that it may be simply too dire a title for a work of art...what do you think?
This is along the Commissioners Rd Industrial Park where a new factory is being built. The day I was sketching this, there were bulldozers in the field, preparing it for 'development. I'm always sad to see another area of prime agricultural land go under concrete.
This month I've been working on larger pieces, so my insta account @robinbarattaartist has been quiet. I don't like putting up wip (work in progress) shot's that all look the same. The building of layers is often a slow process, not easily seen by the camera lens.
This is Donnybrook Undulation, also 24x30, She is very close to done, next step is to take her off the plascore board and mount her onto the cradled board which will be her permanent support. Then let her proof for a while sitting on my living room easel, where I can look at her in various lights, and let her talk to me.
The next several layers will be the ones that fully bring her to life, and they can't be rushed.
That's the stage Coming Back From The Beach is at. In fact since this pic was taken a few days ago there have been a few tweaks to create a better sense of distance.
The sketch for this was done a couple of years ago at Huntington Beach SC where we go for a winter break.
For the fourth year in a row, this area has again been hit by a hurricane.
The dunes are like a living sculpture, after every storm, they shift, and reassemble into a different pattern.
Unfortunately hurricanes often remove much of the sand, leaving the areas they protect vulnerable.
Did you know I was interviewed on What's Up London? It was a very interesting experience, and I'm appreciative of being recognised this way. Jenna was a very congenial host and well prepared, we got along so well that I forgot to plug my upcoming solo at STEPAC, and the Art Emporium. It was also very interesting to stand in the control room when people were coming and going from the stage, and listen to them talk about my art, when they didn't know I could hear them... If you'd like to see the interview here is the link This letter is a tad late, as I was waiting for the link to go live lol.
You'll be happy to know that Manitoulin Spring found a new home at the St Art Guild Show, she went with a lovely lady that spent many summers on The Island, and has very fond memories of them.
Also, I won't be writing to you until the end of February, as I'll be taking my annual social media fast. I'll be back on time for the St Thomas Art Crawl though and I'll let you know where I'm going to be stationed, it's always a fun event!
Weeks to solo 17, weeks to self imposed deadline 4
works completed 16 3/4 of 15-20!
May the best of the season be yours, have a joy filled New Year, and may your 2020 dreams come true.