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art photography

photos (strange ones)

continuing with the thought of using gold leaf to create gilded landscape photos.

these are strange, and very imperfect, but I’m persevering, I feel like there may be something yet to come from it.

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art painting

mixed media studies

I trimmed down the torn and yucky edges of all the small studies today – to look at them more easily, and without unintentional distractions. Looking at the thing I have made is part of the work – is work. Although it doesn’t look like I’m doing much.

The idea is to unfocussedly look, letting my mind wander into possibilities and into seeing them as if I don’t know them, and also to look in a more analytical mode at what I have got – to see what I want to take forward for the next batch.

Tomorrow’s work is to try and learn something and write down what it is that I have learned. Write some things I want to try next. After that, to start again, do some more on better pieces of paper.

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art photography

photo experiments, more small steps

continuing my experiments with photos today, this time with gold leaf

for the first, i painted on the glue / size in the shape of an arch

for the second, i poured it on with water and let it dry on the radiator

small steps

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drawing photography

experiments, photos

I’ve made a few experiments in finding out what happens when photographic paper and photographic prints are painted with ink

( the answer? it depends on the ink, and to the extent that I had expectations, its not what I expected …)