Hare Moon

Posted: January 7, 2014 in expressive painting, New Mixed Media art

haremoonOk, here’s the kind of day it’s been. I’ve been working on a website since 7am and I have not managed to load even one page. I’ve MADE pages, but they refuse to publish. I’m using Weebly, which I used to create the Pisces Rising website a few years ago. I had that site built with pages, subpages and about 300 images in the same time I’ve spent today getting nada. Hopefully Bob can figure something out when he gets home. For now, I’m about over-frazzled trying to figure it out. (BTW, those of you who have looked for the Pisces Rising site, it is gone. They put the domain name in jail and we could not afford to bail it out. Someone in Japan owns it now).

I finished this painting yesterday. I do not know any more about it than you do. It started out much more literal but design and early execution problems made the original drawing impossible to render. So  I added a bonfire, made the rabbit peek around the central figure and the entire grove was added. Really all that came from the original was the figures and moon. As you can easily see, I’ve forgotten just about everything I knew about painting.

Much of the work is paper collage–the dresses, bonfire and trees, then over-painted or washed with acrylic. I had the idea for poppy seeds as inspiration for heads, the masks appeared later in the drawing. I think it is mostly an over-spill of all the fairy tales I’ve been reading, listening to Dr. Pinkola-Estes CD’s while painting and some sort of dream. Keep warm!

  1. Deb not Deborah says:

    So “hare”monius……Couldn’t resist.
    Lovely lovely work. It’s cool that the metallic is visible via your photo. I hope this is the start of a series.

    • crickyn says:

      hi deb, thanks for the feedback. yes, this seems to be a series developing. drew a rough draft for the next one last night, we’ll see how it comes along. tl

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