Monday, February 10, 2014

Ghost Boot, 30

day 5: a day (or more) of rest

day 4: the finished painting
The title for this painting won out over some other ideas, one of which was the same as a painting by Salvador Dali called "The Persistence of Memory".

This painting has been sold
GHOST BOOT, 8x10" original oil painting by puci

day 3: creating the pre-painting composition (using Adobe Photoshop)
Once again, I strayed mightily from the Google image I initially selected for this painting. My new intention is still of a similar theme (loss & survival), but will be portrayed differently. The reference photos of the old, muddy boot as well as for the colorful Kingfisher were found online.

day 2: capturing the selected image
The huge December 2004 megathrust earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia (Indian Ocean) and the subsequent tsunami resulted in the deaths of over 230,000 people in 14 countries (not to mention animals & all other life forms). The popular resort town of Phuket was badly hit. Although extensive rebuilding has occurred in Phuket since this disaster, the terrible toll still lingers in the minds of many.

This image of shoes drying on a fence captured my imagination most of all.

day 1: planning the destination
We are in Thailand, specifically in Phuket.

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