” For the next up and coming project, we are to explore an activity or habit for at-least 5-7 times a week, For at-least 30 min – an Hour (1 hr).
The Activity must be repeatable and completable, and we should not be purely using an internet based source. We should be looking else where, in the world away from visual arts in particular. Learning to take inspiration of that around you.
The idea I chose to pursue…
The first idea that came to mind, was more following the world of music. Exploring the idea of taking a single song per day. Then through the act of listening, gathering inspiration to create a completely visual piece whether it be a 5″ x 5″ canvas painting, or a digitally rendered illustration for the song or piece. “
I continued to do a quick thumbnail stage of the sketches however, none of the sketches were very interesting or legible to the fact that most of this is in an abstract manner, to simply get a feel for painting canvases.
(some of the thumbnail sketches above)
I have now had the time to pursue the painting of these canvases, I chose the song Surrender her, by Klimeks. (of course, House Music) As the first canvas, it took a couple redo’s to get a complete version of the piece but it ended up being pretty interesting. I am playing with the texture that the canvas and oil paints can give off, as well as the texture you can create with different strokes.
(Surrender Her, Klimeks canvas painting above… 5″ x 7″)
(E.P. cover | Klimeks, Depths ep.)
The second song I got around to painting this week was for a song called UV Rays, by Poptartpete. (More… House music.) Again focusing on how oil paints react on canvas, and really just testing out the medium. I wanted to stay away from trying to paint one object or the thing. Instead I wanted to focus on the texture and feel the the piece gave off.
(UV Rays, Poptartpete canvas painting above… 5″ x 7″)
(Album cover | Palmas, by poptartpete)