Today has been a day of loose ends. I have been completing several projects and trying to figure out how to put a calendar into this page without dominating the blog. But I did get outside and take my walk.
Inside and Out, Pastel Â© Diane Clancy
I was just going to share the above, but then I realized this is too good an opportunity to miss for talking about the creation of this image. I can tell a whole lot of people at once – if I am lucky!
I painted this while I was in school. Our teacher, Michael Coblyn, had us go into a dark room with our pastels, a slide projector and a model. Michael Coblyn shined a slide on the wall with the model standing in front. In the dark we had 2 – 3 minuters to paint with pastel.
Then he flashed a second slide on the model for 2 – 3 minutes. We went back and forth between the 2 slides many times. We had to pick and choose between the different views we saw with the 2 slides to create one coherent image.
Since then I have been meaning to try the technique using a 3D computer model and figuring out how to shine slides onto the 3D model. But it hasn’t reached the top of the list yet … will it ever?
But, in the meantime, I am delighted to have this image. Thank you for looking at it with me and learimg about my creative process.
– Diane Clancy