Mary Twice is finished, as far as I could take it, mouse over for detail.
It was time to renew my experiments with acrylic. On this approach I want to create an actual layer above the representation introducing a shallow low relief. What I learned is to use pure colour straight out of the jars mixed and very, very little of it in the gels and mediums.
It was a struggle to shift objectives. It took from July 28 until September 3 to complete Mary Twice in 12 sittings over 38 days. I was avoiding it and when I worked the tension was overpowering. Perhaps this is the reason I make almost every series different? For the tension and mystery? I am pushing myself and perhaps pulling the art along? I've noticed in previous series that over the year of work it starts experimental and evolves as a developing set of techniques which becomes progressively more rigid and formal; a potential signature style.
Is that what I am searching for? I doubt it, I've advanced many technical suites to the level of a craft. I must be searching for the unknown.
The glaze colours will slowly fade because they are mixed so thinly and become a long term animation. Mary Twice will metamorphose into a variation of this, with progressively more transparent layers of clear textures until...