I am prepping this piece to paint LIVE out at Burning Man with Area 51. This is a long dream coming forth and normally, my usual approach to painting LIVE is to never think of finishing a piece, though this time, I am aiming to finish this piece at Burning Man.
. . . it has been a long relationship with this work, particularly the faces of the Aliens. I want to do an Alien that is from my brush, but not look like all the other Alien Faces that are stereo typically seen. This past week, I chose to white out the face to start again, but instead, it brought the faces and the painting to life. It is the faces I will be painting primarily at Burning Man . . . .can’t wait to meet them . . .
. . . Sound Crazy? . . .
This was a good evening … Mushrooms & Aliens is now balanced. Its been a struggle bouncing back and forth with various areas of the canvas.
My goal this evening was to bring the center portion of this piece closer to completion. I think the key really was being more relaxed and have the time to go deeper into the geometries of this work.
Almost Done …
About to go on a 5-8 hour journey into this piece … This piece must be done by March 30 and I hope that after this next layer I am going to be pretty close to completion … only touching up the light and shadows as I finish up.
Well … I have mapped the adventure through my vacation … I shall go through Angkor Wat up into Shambhala … hang a left at Center and hangout with Mushrooms & Aliens … through Ascension I should be back by Monday …
Painting in the Studio as tornadoes touch down around me … Wind has not been too severe but North, the intensity grows … I check the radar on my phone … going to be a long night … and a long weekend.
Here are the images of each Alien face and each Mushroom face.
Each will be different, having their own individual identity.
I will update the progress of each as I go.