Thursday, August 30, 2007

Creating Inside and Out

Today has been a day of loose ends. I have been completing several projects and trying to figure out how to put a calendar onto my blog,, without dominating the blog. But I did get outside and take my walk.

Inside and Out

Inside and Out, Pastel © Diane Clancy

I was just going to share the above, but then I realized this is too good an opportunity to miss for talking about the creation of this image. I can tell a whole lot of people at once - if I am lucky!

I painted this while I was in school. Our teacher, Michael Coblyn, had us go into a dark room with our pastels, a slide projector and a model. Michael Coblyn shined a slide on the wall with the model standing in front. In the dark we had 2 - 3 minuters to paint with pastel.

Then he flashed a second slide on the model for 2 - 3 minutes. We went back and forth between the 2 slides many times. We had to pick and choose between the different views we saw with the 2 slides to create one coherent image.

Since then I have been meaning to try the technique using a 3D computer model and figuring out how to shine slides onto the 3D model. But it hasn’t reached the top of the list yet … will it ever?

But, in the meantime, I am delighted to have this image. Thank you for looking at it with me and learimg about my creative process.

- Diane Clancy


Neda said...

I love it! Very strong composition and colors. You ought to do some more!

dianeclancy said...

Thank you, Neda, I do too. Given that is in the real, physical world with traditional mediums, it means shifting gears in a way that is more challenging than doing they digital.

But I want to get back to these! Thanks,

~ Diane Clancy

Sweet Irene said...

I almost forgot to tell you how good I think this is. So strong and colorful. I like it very much and would like to see more of your 'traditional' work.

Joy Logan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love this piece...I love the colors and how it was done.

Bobbie said...

Diane, What an interesting way to teach how to "see". I love this story and your artwork. I admit I have a soft spot for pastels!

dianeclancy said...

Thank you, Irene! I guess this is becoming a ground swell of request. OK, back to the physical world.

Joy, Thank you for coming by here too ... so glad you like the colors ... I am going to put this piece into my CafePress shop ( as mugs and totes ...

Bobbie - yes, this teacher was (is I am sure) fantastic! I have been sort of trying to figure out how to work this out in a digital way ... and then use pastels.

~ Diane Clancy

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