Number one patron to the LornaPhone arts, Jackie, asked me to paint a series of 8 old-school cameras, each 8 x 8 inches, for her to see every day on the walls of her house. After a few months of figuring out how to do that, the mission is accomplished! I said my final goodbyes to the securely bundled and boxed canvases the other day. I scanned the paintings before I shipped them off.
Jackie basically got me into painting, which is incredible, because I love painting, now. Thank you, Jackie! Now, I know how to paint (read: I know how to learn how to paint). My second painting for her was a mission in figuring out brushes and water and squeezing tubes and colors. Definitely different than Photoshop. No undo or layer switching. So finite. It’s nice to have a final.
Since I scanned the paintings, though, I persist in their process. Perhaps because I like the undone, when something is finished it doesn’t look right. I mixed two of the camera paintings into a digital drawing based on a photo I took at the last Play Like a Girl event:
I made a gif showing the drawing process, but my computer got mad at me because the file was too big. I’m going to shift some things around and get that onto these internets soon!
A soley digital LornaPhone would romanticize painting and lament that painters don’t have to deal with overloading hard drives. The digital/analog LornaPhone knows that painting takes up space too! IRL space!
I’ll be taking up some IRL space this Saturday at McGaugh Elementary in Seal Beach. I’m live chalking a rendition of a Degas painting where two women are leaning on a fence.
I’ve enjoyed turning the inch jpeg painting into the layout for a giant chalk drawing. Stay tuned to see how it goes!
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