Tuesday, May 06, 2008

NEW from The Toys Series -

"Big Yellow Whistle"
digitally manipulated tempera-on-paper painting by Mick Mather
Work continues unabated on The Toys Series. A bit less momentum than there was with the initial flurry of activity, but forward progress just the same. The idea that I would mount each original painting side by side with the digital manipulation is no longer feasible but not completely dead as a concept. Either way, I'm off, back to the drafting table for another painting session.

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9 Comments:

Blogger SusuPetal said...

Did I hear someone whistle me...

8:55 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

And here I see .... what? ..... a whistle!

12:13 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

susupetal:
Yes, you did ... but, I think it was the wolf from yesterday's post! :D

hpy:
LOL, yes, a whistle! You had other ideas, Hélène? :)

4:54 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Interesting and evocative as a toy--lots of memories.

Also it triggers a little fear factor becasue for some reason, it also looks like a little gun--derringer?

7:06 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
I'm always pleased when one of my pieces evokes memories. I suppose the shape could be confused with, yes, a derringer; but, it's a whistle! :D

4:41 PM  
Blogger The Artful Eye said...

I was curious about your process and then referred to an earlier post.

I am really enjoying your work. I don't mean to lurk,just sometimes short of time and memory.

Love the textural depth of Birdhouse III.

Are these works large?

9:12 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

the artful eye:
Lurking isn't a bad thing and I surely understand about the shortness of time and memory. Thanks for commenting and, no, these pieces are small: 400 X 400 pixels.

5:04 AM  
Blogger Shani said...

Ah...a man and his toys...I know I've already said it, but it bears repeating, I like this series! I've liked the others and now this one too. They're such simple images with such nice memories associated with them, that the viewer looks at them and can't help but feel nice. Or at least I do anyway!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

shani:
I feel the same way about this series as you do. Even more, because when I'm painting, I actually feel like that unskilled, untutored little boy creating with pure expression. The hard work, as I believe I speak about in a few of the other posts, is in the manipulation process. That said, I do admit that it's good work if you can get it! :D

3:38 PM  

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