Hymns to Enchantments
About the art: this piece, a full sheet of Arches oil paper, was a dance in itself. Wanting to capture the essence of the inspiration image, but lighten the ominousness of it a bit, I began with a background of layered oil paints thinned with liquin and applied with a rubber wedge and paper towel. A light sketch in colored pencil and then working methodically right to let (I am largely a southpaw, so trying to keep my arm from dragging through the paint) and from top to bottom. Using negative space to define the figures. Building layers with brushes and wedges, then drawing back into the paint with a bit of paint thinner on a brush to create the delicious runny "swirlyness" that the bot does so well.
You might notice the bot does not do hands well - take a look at the inspiration image. It's good to know artificial intelligence has creative limits. :)
3/9/2023 04:50:14 pm
Lola, you are a magician.
3/12/2023 04:25:14 pm
Dotty!!! I always wanted to be a magician!!! xo
3/15/2023 04:19:17 pm
Hmmm. Finally a use for AI that I can get behind.
3/17/2023 02:11:42 pm
Carl! You are MASTERFUL at listening to the muse/wild god, and remarkably disciplined at making it happen regularly! I wish you could bottle your hutzpah and pass it around!
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