I don’t know, but whenever I see this photograph ( from Pinterest), I hear an inner voice chanting ‘The Realization’.
I woke up this evening after quite a ‘dream’ – a lucid one. The vividness of it baffles me, but a immense break from this Reality is was – like a free ground to experiment with Art and Emotion. A training ground a lucid dream is to me.
I place the background, the foreground – balance the abstract qualities in it as I please.
And then – commit it to memory and hope to show it to others with my trusty paints and the canvas. Just eager to bridge the gap – the gap between reality and my mind.
I completed this sketch about a month ago, but totally forgot about uploading it since I’ve been mostly pre-occupied with making oil paintings.. I even haven’t done digital art in a month..Some how oil painting has just ‘grasped’ me…It just feels so fun to work with them..
So anyways, here is the sketch I did:
I’ve titled it as PAPER STORIES. This just came to my head at that time, and seemed intriguing. SO, I started off to create a paper sheet bursting in the middle, as I may have seen some artworks on Pinterest that influenced me to create this. Not a specific piece though. so after creating the sheet, I wanted something more in it, and got the idea to practice a wooden surface as I has never really created a wood texture before.. So after that, I still found it to be too ‘simple’, so I got an idea! Why not make it symbolic?! if you added font to the paper, and made it symbolic then it would totally work out.. So, in here, the paper sheet represents life and the boundary of understanding. the wooden surface represents another layer, and one may not be able to fully understand life beyond this. This is the limit! the fonts represent the states of life/emotion; hence
One can understand life, and its meaning to a limit. Beyond this, one may find nothing..or too much to understand
I’m knife painting again! and this time, I’m doing it differently, and improving on my own technique, I can now quickly make the right consistency of paint (on knife tip) for this kinda of painting:
Looks pretty doesn’t it? Well I made a few more, forming a series which I’ll upload in future blog posts..
So the highlights are here:-
I stumbled on this style by accident, I must say; a few days ago I was feeling quite low and annoyed on something. So I started to paint this quite crudely, didn’t care much about the blending… Well just a little bit blending.. The next day, I noticed: Holy Sh*t, this is fucking amazing! and so here it is…. For full details and critiques, see my Google+ at https://plus.google.com/110691827763571631843