Sunday, February 2, 2014

Silent Longings, 29

day 5: a day (or more) of rest

"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." ~Carl Jung

day 4: the finished painting
The lanterns as well as the way the woman's feet sort of "melt" into the reflective ground surface are meant to illude to the subconscious. I like the number 3, thus 3 lanterns and 3 streetlights.

I'm still not sure if the 3 lanterns are too overwhelming. Or, maybe the reflections need to be refined a bit more. Still-and-all, this painting is finished.

This painting is for (with lots more photos too):
SILENT LONGINGS, 8x10" original oil painting by puci

day 3: creating the pre-painting composition (using Adobe Photoshop)
I tried experimenting with the Google Street View scene, but this painting seems to want to be something else almost entirely. I decided to keep the female figure only, placing a more defined face on her.  The surrounding area is a pic from personal files.

day 2: capturing the selected image
OK, when you happen upon a  highly-charged moment-in-time such as this, what do you say to yourself. Me? I say, "paint it". Here's a link to the exact spot as I found it this day:

day 1: planning the destination
We are back in the United States, specifically on 530 West 25th Street in the Chelsea area of New York, New York.

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