Wrestling With the Rainbow....
I have always loved rainbows and the idea of doing a painting of one came to me when I returned home.The rainbow is significant in Christianity : it is a symbol of God's promise to Moses that he would not flood the earth again...and it is God's promise to us to keep our heads above water. I felt as if that promise was broken...
June led into July and August...and the year stuttered on, and my feet felt decidedly soggy as I had the worst flare up I had had in many years.
|The Gardens at Burrswood. You can see that everything was blossoming in May!|
|I was not able to go into the garden so in my mind I moved through this view, and I wanted a sense of 'journeying through' in my piece.|
|Version 2. This was almost finished before I decided that it wasn't working. There are too many elements in the foreground and the perspective was confusing me. There are no rules regarding what you draw, but it has to have a believability.|
|Struggling with the perspective of the bushes and trees. The little little brown marks to the lower right of the cross are rabbits!|
|You can see I have started to play about with showing the blossom blowing into the air, but I still had no idea how to do that. I love the crayons I use, but you have to use them confidently as you can't paint over anything.|
|A light bulb moment! I had the idea to cut out and collage the petals blowing into the air.|
|The end is in sight!|