This is my painting to the sun gods encouraging them to let the sun shine so that my fishing excursion may be successful.
Monday, September 2, 2013
I didn’t really know what stories to try and draw about my family so I decided to draw one about when my friend and I were just driving around. We were heading down some new subdivision and all the drive ways were pretty steep and we saw this moving truck parked awkwardly on the hill in front of this house. Well one of the guys in the truck got out and opened the door and everything just started falling out of the back of it and ended up in the road. So of course my friend and I helped them get the stuff back up the hill in front of the house, but then when they got everything out of the truck they didn’t bather taking any of it inside and instead they just left. So my friend and I were there with someone else’s stuff and ended up waiting a couple of hours until they got home and had to tell them what happened and why some of their stuff was broken.
I used the stick as my paintbrush and to mix the dirt and honey. I did have to end up using my hands to fill in some of the cracks that bugged me and to even out the lines after my leaves fell off my brush.
The painting is meant to represent me studying hard, sitting at a desk, working for my degree, while I would rather be off backpacking in the mountains. I used a piece of a branch to apply the paint I made from a mixture of red clay, gravel dust, honey, and water.
I used a sunflower stalk that had dried out from my garden as well as loipille blades and the seed pod from one of my ground covers to make my paint brush. I used dirt , mulch , and morning glories mixed with oil to try and make paint. I tried to make a dragon fly and butterfly on the rock ( though not very successfully- the oil ran down the rock face and muddled the butterfly ) these are the symbols i associate with my daughters . ( things I was obsessed with when I was pregnant with them)