Just back from a week in the Dominican Republic. I did a sketch every day that wasn’t devoted to travel. That resulted in six drawings while at the beach or sitting on my balcony. They got more intricate as I went along but the colors dwindled as I ran out of art supplies (and water logged my pencil sharpener). I plan to cut two of the drawings into smaller pieces and experiment with mounting on wood block. The other four, I’ll keep intact and finish with a layer of paint this week — here they are so far.
I used old sketches of trees and swirly skies that I've always liked but couldn't find a way forward with. Combo'ed them with Judaic ideas that formed over time and into unplanned dioramas. Now I"m on my way to a triptych of Chai, Chaiim and L'Chaiim. Which mean, respectively in Hebrew, "life" and "life" and "to life".
It's a devilish predicament when there are two pixies, instead of one.
My four dioramas of Hebrew words. Two say "Etz" which means tree, and two say "Shalom" which means peace, hello and goodbye. The paintings are all finished but I'm tinkering with most of the found objects.
Not sure what to call this piece yet. I have a handful of photos from my bacon pixie shoot that remind me of old-time actresses, like Greta Garbo and Rita Hayward. So perhaps I'll play on the 1950s pinups.
Got further on one of the Raw Meat images. I've added the first layer of oil paint.