First Artwork of 2009

January 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Oscar Wilde famously quipped “Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.”

When an artist allows the creative process to trump the ho-hum banalities of everyday life, there can be some interesting results.

What if the act of making art could cast the mold for a year in the making?

What if the choice of a specific idea or image could influence the outcome of a brand new year?

What if the very act of creativity (at the outset of a New Year) could be a harbinger for a a creative, milestone year?

Or, to put it simply, what if the conscious choice to spend the first hours and days of a New Year engaged, really focused, on being creative casts a certain attitude on the remaining 364 days ahead?

That would be a good reason to step up to creativity!

Leaving nothing to chance, I decided to do whatever…exactly…I wanted to for the past couple of days.  Turns out I planted myself in front of my easel to produce a New Painting to match the New Year.

But not just any painting, not a random subject!

I decided to paint a picture of a dragon-fly resting on a leaf.

For me, this is symbolic of latent energy…the dragon-fly can spring off it’s temporary resting spot at any time and fly away into the sky!

Thought I would show you a few of the steps that I took in the painting process to ‘breathe life’ into my fist work of art this year:

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dragon-fly-2

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dragon-fly-6

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The next (and last I think) step will be to tweak the high-lights on the rear gossamer wings…just a light touch of light…

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It would not be too much of a stretch to equate this idea with the steady progress we have been making with the Skyaak project, especially since the invention of the innovative Skyaak DIY deuce, the down-loadable ring wing glider that you can grab, print, laminate, custom-decorate, cut out, build and FLY.



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