57 days of summer
The 2011-2012 school year was officially over at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29th. During this school year, I've been unable to create as much as I'd have liked so during my 57 days of summer, I plan to create a little of something everyday and document my process and progress.
In May I donated a painting titled, "Juno's Journey" to Lifeline Animal Rescue located in Atlanta, Georgia. Juno is actually a dog up for adoption in their rescue center. I chose to make Juno's painting a collage after concluding that she'd been through a great deal during her short time here on earth that had left her homeless; she had a story that was worth telling. Maybe, just like us, all beings have a story to tell that they probably would tell if they could speak. I often wonder what my pets are thinking and what they are up to when I'm not at home.
I've decided to create a series of animal collage paintings to document their life stories. We're all composites of our life experiences. We are who we are because of the things we've been through...isn't this true for our pets as well? This series of paintings will reflect the stories I think they would tell if they could...some fact, some fictional.
It's day 5 into my summer break. This is what I've accomplished so far.
I first began by drawing quick sketches of the dogs and outlining them with black paint.
Next, I painted the backgrounds....
A complete under painting was done for each image. An under painting is a quick painting that is the first layer of a painting that will have multiple layers on top of it. It is used primarily as a color plan and/or value guide for subsequent layers of paint. My color under painting will be used as my guide for adding collage. These may look almost finished but I have a long way to go!
6/3/2012 12:31:57 pm
I have always been in admiration of your creative talent. Can't wait to see what the rest of Summer beings.
6/3/2012 03:01:33 pm
You never cease to amaze me! Cant wait to see what else is in store.
6/3/2012 07:29:31 pm
You are so talented! I love the story and reasoning behind these.
6/3/2012 09:25:53 pm
Love this website~ Lots of great art paintings and information. I will be on this site and learn more about the paintings and the artist - Iia Owens~ Thanks,
6/3/2012 10:58:29 pm
You are such a creative artist. Thanks for sharing your process and inspiration to everyone online. You should have an exhibit of your summer paintings when finished!
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