At the meeting, everyone showed their sculptures. Some out of nails, wood, clay, aluminum foil, tree limbs, origami, cardboard. Someone, Sharron, I believe, suggested I make a painting of my sculpture on a larger canvas than I usually use. So I took her up on it! Below is the first drawing on a 24"H x 18"W stretched canvas.
In order to get the 3 inch object up where I could see it, I turned a waste basket upside down, but still needed something taller. I put a planter on top of the waste basket, and put a cloth over the top. But my sculpture was so far forward that I didn't get a nice shadow behind it, which was the original idea. Also even though it really was on the front edge of the upside down pot, it looked peculiar, so I knew I would have to change that. Then I decided that I would put in a "fantasy" background. I would have my little junk drawer creation be like a satellite out in space. But then I remembered another thing you are always supposed to do...ask yourself, "What do I want to say?" As I thought about it I realised I wanted to point out the vastness of space and the smallness of we humans and my sculpture. Well, OOPS! My drawing had the sculpture too large to show the vastness of space and the small sculpture. So in the end I will do two paintings of the galaxy This one shows the planets small and the junk drawer satellite large, next it will be reversed. See below.
This is my block in and already I can see that I need to move Saturn, as it is in the "wrong" space as far as composition. This is my entry for this weeks Paint Party Friday. Happy PPF and have a great weekend! Go see what all the PPF artist have done this past week.