Thursday, February 4, 2010

William and Hay

One that never made it. Looking back through some photos of work from the last 3 years I think I might have been onto something with this one. I recall using sand mixed with gesso on for the red structure on the left(the corner of a church).
I think I ditched it due to the composition but there are areas I quite like.


Blogger Sandy said...

Hi Dave...interesting use of the gesso plus sand. How did it adhere to the surface?
Also...what weight was the support? I am assuming it was a paper.
Are you thinking of doing more work on this one? I definitely think it would be worth taking it further. Thanks for posting this one. It is good to see the ones that don't make it to the front line... and to learn about the artist's thoughts during the creative process.

February 4, 2010 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This is really interesting, David! My first impression was a city rising out of a rock canyon...

February 6, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

WTF?????????!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for ruining my day!! I'll be back

February 6, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

It's like Salzmann...without the photo! I think it's brilliant, Dake, I'd be thrilled to come up with something this bitchingly cool!!!!

February 10, 2010 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Thanks Sandy, just mix some clean sand with gesso and brush it on. It was Fabriano 650 gsm hot pressed.
I actually destroyed it but I might start another in a similar vein after I'm through with the current run of desert ideas.
I actually find this subject a little dry which sounds odd considering what I'm doing at the moment.

Hi Patty, nice to "see" you again.

NickO, I can see GF in it too, might be a good reason never to try it again!!
Thanks for taking the time though mate!

February 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger wayne said...

Hi David,
Awesome! Experimental!!! I always admire risk-taking in art!! Sometimes it works... And this one REALLY does work for me. I mean firstly there's the technical experimental textural, colour, light interest, --but also there's so much more other interesting compositional things that immediately grab my attention, >>like the upwardly converging perspective of the forms suggestive of monumental height. Aspiring and inspiring, ?'unprocess'(?L) and 'process'(?R), all 'converging somehow at some point'? .. I find myself asking all sorts of questions .. often the sign of a great painting

February 10, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Nancy Lee Galloway said...

I like this, Dave....There is something about the two "pillars' in contrasting colors that is very strong. And the bird's-eye view adds to the feeling of strength.

April 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

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