Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I wish there was more to show for the current state of the June letters but as it is, there just isn't much yet.
It looks like i probably won't even incorporate the letters themselves. at least not on this panel. I am painting the words right onto the wooden panel instead of hammering the cut-out letters onto it as originally planned.
The letters* went through several stages, creating new canvases in the process of it:
The panel above is this new [unfinished] painting below--
[previous post of a detail image of this]
These became the pink series. I thought the letters could work being separated on a series of mini panels but doing so broke up the words into just meaningless letters.
Below, i was feeling so giddy, thinking these are the colors and this would be the final stage. All the letters fit on the panel perfectly, leaving out just the question mark...
But the words are just on the surface and they need to be etched deeper somehow.
*These letters came from a line in one of John Keats' poems, To the Ladies Who Saw Me Crown'd:
Or June that breathes out life for butterflies?