Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Eleven by Four foot Canvas - Act 1

(ACT 2); here.
(ACT 3); here.


Click pics for enlargements/detail.


While I was in Thunder Bay, last weekend, I purchased a 6-yard roll of 72 inch, heavy, unprimed canvas.
It's a great piece of cotton.

Theoretically, I should be able to make, aboot, a seventeen by six foot canvas to paint on; given ideal conditions. However, conditions have not been ideal.

The dowels that I was going to use for cross-bracing, only come in 4' lengths at the lumber place, so that limits the narrow dimension. Plus; I only felt like buying a couple of 16', 1"x4" lumber bits. So, that limited the length.

I feel shame for having a 10" offcut. Now... I am regretting having caved in on the Four-foot doweling. Perhaps this situation can be rectified by actively seeking 5&1/2' lengths of dry, straight dowel; of adequate thickness. Perhaps I can be a good person, after all.

Here is the sketch that has developed as possible imagery for the big canvas.

A sketch for the big canvas, acrylic painting by Eric Keast, Broken Vulture Art.

A sketch for the big canvas, acrylic painting by Eric Keast, Broken Vulture Art.

A sketch for the big canvas, acrylic painting by Eric Keast, Broken Vulture Art.

A sketch for the big canvas, acrylic painting by Eric Keast, Broken Vulture Art.
This pic's a little blurry. I'll post a better one, when available.

The working title (so far) is Krustayn vs. Mecha-Sasquatch.
Now; I know what you're thinking: What the *#@$!, is a "Mecha-Sasquatch"?
Let me try and give you the short answer.

"Mecha-Saquatch" represents what happens to the "legendary", when it is co-opted by the "pop" aesthetic, media overkill and commercial interests. It is metaphorically torn apart and reshaped, possibly losing all of its mythos.

That's the heavy idea for the day. No guarantee that it will still be the subject of the piece, when paint starts to hit the canvas.

Update. April 15, 2006: Here's the original idea-sketch.

Krustayn versus Mecha-Sasquatch, original painting idea sketch

:Eric.



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4 comments:

JLB said...

I dig it. Can't wait to see you get started... be sure to keep us posted!

As to the dowels, if you're already regretting having short-changed the material, perhpas you will be happier if you go find what you need before you get started.

You never know when those 10 inches might come in handy along the journey. ;)

Hoka-shay-honaqut said...

Yeah. I think so.
:E

big dumb farmboy said...

cut and dry some aspen for that extra up north touch. thatd be real rutsic man. the marks pay way more for rutsic. plus youd have to wait to start painting, which might be good, or just staple the fucker on the wall. stretch it between 2 trees. i don't think you really need to buy dowels.

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