Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Just piddling -

"Airplane"
digitally manipulated tempera-on-paper painting by Mick Mather
I was snooping around over at Candy Pegram's blog last week and really liked one of the things she said in her profile: "I favor images with hefty strokes and bold outlines, new yet familiar, evocative of a powerful collective pop culture memory of childhood toys, cartoons and characters". I especially connected with the pop culture memory of childhood toys and decided it was high time to sling some paint! I believe I'll do a number of this sort of thing where I begin with a down and dirty tempera-on-paper painting of those early memories. As most of you well know by now, nothing seems to elude a sound thrashing at The Secret Visual Laboratory and this piece is no different. You can see the original painting here if you like ... thanks to Candy for the inspiration.

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6 Comments:

Blogger hpy said...

Fly me to the moon (to continue your musical series).

11:44 PM  
Blogger Elegia said...

I love those colors! Flying in UVA ;)

1:11 AM  
Blogger Shani said...

Ain't piddlin' fun?! I like this one, and I liked the original too! I don't know why, but it puts me in the mood for sherbet. Do they still make that? Has it lost out to fancy, smancy frozen yogurt? I know we don't it over here and I loved that as a kid! (Braum's Orange sherbet to be exact).

8:56 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
On the wings of Icarus, Hélène?

elegia:
LOL ... that's right, living large beneath the ultraviolet light! :D

shani:
Yes, it's a lot of fun and thanks for taking a look at both pieces. They do still make sherbet but, isn't Italian gelato a little bit like it? Maybe not, but worth a try I'll bet, if you can find some.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

FUN!!! I like this companionable pairings.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
Thanks for dropping in, Mary. I'm having a blast with these so, stay tuned!

4:38 PM  

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