Sunday, 11 April 2010

A NEW IDEA

I am fighting with a new idea, I know what I want but I am not convinced that I have achieved it yet.

I am trying to make an image of moths flying towards a light source, I have made this collagraph plate from card and tile cement. The very dark is created with carborundom grit. I feel that I am almost there, but am so close to it now I can't see it properly any more. I have started a new plate.

Trying something new opens us up to all manner of insecurities, perhaps I should not make them quite this public, but I am sure I am not alone?







7 comments:

Gina said...

yes ... you are not alone ... i keep showing a particular large painting that has not been working for far too many weeks now that i do not wish to count ...

i think you are on the right track - and you know that ! ... for me ... to show the light it needs some dark - and you have gone there in the darker one ... my initial thought was more dark in the top one - the lighter one at the top is working a treat for me - a bit more dark in places (bottom ?) to show the light at the top (or centre) ... and white moths works for me ! ... the light too though needs to be bright - so you have a dark/light and mid tone ...

i know you know this already .. am just musing on what is a lovely piece in the making .... (i look forward to seeing where you go with it) >>> Gina
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whitney-anne said...

Sometimes putting ideas 'out there' enables you to see them a little more objectively.

sukipoet said...

I love reading about process and levels of work so if you feel comfortable showing these i certainly enjoy seeing. to me the mothness is there very strongly.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I believe the flight has been captured...beautiful light source too!

Amanda said...

This is really lovely. I enjoy seeing how you "tweek" the image until you are fully satisfied. It helps us to learn, and certainly doesn't diminish the finished work. I hope you continue to put your process "out there".

Andrew Finnie said...

Aha, I love coming here cause I learn things. So the top image is the plate? Looks like an interesting technique.

Don't worry about judging your work. It's only when we expect things that we fail. Just do it and it will be good.

josgreenroom said...

Thank you for Sharing your work Sue. It is very inspiring and beautiful.