Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Finally ..... 'the Lure'

-some details-
Usually I start a painting with a 'story' in my head, while I work the story evolves and I tend to get excited and dream away with the story that the painting tells me while I am working on it. Sometimes however -like with this painting- the story takes turns and starts to reveal things I do not want to hear or see and this time it got the better of me and I got a bit scared and had to leave it alone for a while, even considering of abandoning it all together. But once the meaning of it all started to make sense and I could live with what it said, I decided to finish it and I am glad I did. The left side of the painting is traditional and in traditional fresco style, the right side of the panel is a liquid and thin with layers of inks and paints, the centre is of course an image everybody knows
- inspired by Michelangelo of course -
  allthough a little adjusted to this particular tale where this then is not a creation of the man, but the lure to the deep by the mermaid
The panel seems to be a little challenging to photograph, as if it wants to say 'you got to see me and touch me to understand me fully'
because I always try to make my paintings tactile, I love to stroke them and feel them and understand them, and now I do this one too which has made me happy in the end. {what the painting has started to mean to me is rather personal, maybe you read the same or similar things from it, I don't want to start telling you all it told me and thus destroying a completely different story it might have for you, all I hope is that you will enjoy it}

- taken at night while still on my easel -

- taken at daylight -

  *) oh and this is part of the Fresco class I have available as on-line workshop here

Fresco Workshop 2012


Anniek said...

It looks great Joyce!!! I'm glad you've managed to finish it.

Diane said...

Amazing!! I'm so happy to have taken this class that you offered.
Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us!

Gina said...

Awesome!! I love art that tells a story...and the 2 contrasting styles work perfectly with and against each other to build that story :D XXX

Piarom said...

what a wonderful couple! Love your painting ♥

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Oh..perfect...that mermaid.....I swear I've met. that mermaid!@! Love Colleen

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Oh..perfect...that mermaid.....I swear I've met. that mermaid!@! Love Colleen

Geri Centonze said...

I bet this is even more magnificent in person. Beautiful ♥

Natasha said...

Wow. I am truly captivated. This is a beautiful, thought provoking piece. I love the story telling most of all in art.