An update on my progress on the Permewans Project. A project where artists have been invited to work in the old building in Hamilton for 3 sessions to create a final piece that will be displayed at an exhibition on the 21st March. There will also be something pretty amazing from the Artist Trevor Flinn who is managing the project.
The first rubbing I did last week has been added to my canvas, it will be part of the background. It has ended up quite subtle, but as with most of my work there are layers of different mediums that I work up. Not all will be seen, but it will all have an impact on the final painting.
The second rubbing is waiting to dry overnight before it will be added to the canvas. It is a lot brighter, I am impatiently waiting!
I have had a little play around with the rusty drum. I love the contrast between the oranges, pinks and greens. I am not sure if I will use it yet. I drew it over the charcoal rubbing taken of an old piece of timber last week. The drum has been drawn with pastels.
I randomly chose an old book that was lying amongst a pile of dusty old books. I tore a page out and used it to take a rubbing. I went back to check on the name of the book later on and to my delight found that it was called Seeds of Yesterday. Quite an apt title. I might use it!
I am looking forward to this Wednesday. I will take my paints this time and see what happens. I hope you are enjoying seeing the work behind the scenes. A bit scary really because there is no guarantee I will end up with a piece I like. However I am enjoying the journey and as they say the journey is all that matters.