Rosie Powell, a San Francisco fine artist, muses about her painting of sea creatures and about life in general
Thursday, June 20, 2013
These goofy guys remind me of a Steve Martin routine.Based on an ancient Babylonian or Sumerian tablet that I photographed at the Archeological Museum in Istanbul, I intended it to have gravitas but instead have tickled my funny bone.
The photo at the top shows the latest version of the painting. I'm happier with the new look. The professional photographer's lighting is much better than mine as well. The colors look so vibrant !
I spent several weeks in May making this storyboard to illustrate my retreat experiences at the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur . I went to a gathering celebrating one thousand years since the founding of the Camaldoli Hermitage in Italy- each participant was asked to bring a storyboard illustrating their connection to the place. I enjoyed making collage again and spent a long time laboring over the narrative portion, trying to create a whimsical fable.I enjoyed the hard work of pulling it all together.
This is Nike descending or ascending, depending on your point of view - she's based on an ancient Greek statue . The side panels are postcards or photographs.The top one is the final version- the color difference is from the light situation, not from my work.