Monday, May 23, 2011

The Royal Families, Victoria

Victoria (white coat, rubber boots)

from the series "Royal Families"
to be shown at the Cameron House, June 2011
10x12inches, acrylic on canvas, framed
There's been no shortage of things going on here, I've been getting parts of the studio set up in the East End, finishing work here and getting prepped to build about thirty frames later in the week, and of course cutting the heads of plastic animals and swapping them with other heads.
I wasn't sure if I was going to do an axe piece for this show, the decision to do one was more based solely on how well these tones go together than the subject matter, people may think my work figures on what is going on in the frame, but I find the arguments that I have the most with myself when I'm painting aren't about the subject but about balancing colour in the work.
I've been finishing Season Two of "Damages" today as I'm painting and I have to say it's a hot mess compared to the first Season, so many people still alive, so many tiny threads to tie together an ugly beast of a story, big fail, they wanted to differentiate so much from the first Season that they boned themselves.
Hope everyone is having a great long weekend
A.Shay Hahn

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