Another experimental music video – I have been playing with Alpha mixing in Magix Movie edit pro, and multi-track recording in Magix Samplitude – it’s all a bit of fun and experimenting, but what you learn along the way can be taken into bigger, more polished projects.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Thursday, 21 October 2010
This image is a try out for my next series of paintings – the 16:9 series. The top version has been processed with a bitmap tracer, which converted the image into a vector image. Currently I am trying to work out the technical process and type of images that I want, that will carry me through the whole series of 10 paintings. The bottom image is actually a lot darker in it’s painted form, and only 80x45cm in size - the final painting will be 160x90cm.
I quite like the effect, of both versions, but am wondering, if I should blow up a vector version to full size in outline mode, transfer the image onto the canvas, and then colour it in. Each 160x90cm painting will be based on the smaller sketchy try out version (study), so there will be 20 paintings in all, based on 10 images. Another option, but more expensive would be to have the images printed as vector images onto canvas or paper.
Whichever way I produce the series, it will be a significant break away from my NASA series.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
NASA 18 – NASA Sings, Requiem for the Rockets.
The above NASA painting is the 18th in a series of 30 paintings. Each work is painted in acrylic on a 90x70cm canvas, using three vague primary colours, black and white. The works each have three characters and a range of recurring motifs and props. The theme is loosely about western culture, metaphorically represented by NASA. Another 12 paintings and the series will be complete, and the story told.
Black gesso on small and large 16:9 paintings.
The next series is based on the idea, and format of the 16:9 ratio used by current HD television and DVD. The format was designed as an all encompassing format to cater for all previous film and television formats. The series of 10 will actually be, twin small and large paintings, making up 20 works in all. The black gesso background, is similar to the black no picture state of television. Colour will be added to this field of black, just like colours are switched on in a screen. The content of the image will relate to film/video ideas and terms – so far I have been working with a few ideas, but they are only nebulas at this stage – the small painting is meant to be the study for the larger work. Eventually, I will put paint to panel and post the beginnings on ArtSmelter – at least the supports are built and ready to roll.