The moment when the upstream struggle comes to an end is a relief. I think I mentioned in my last blog how I had found my Eureka moment and to celebrate, I have spent a good number of hours building a new website www.ellisburgess.com.
My current project ‘Jondalar‘ is continuing to be an enlightening experience. Yesterday was Art Class and yet another lesson in humility. I have a nasty habit of panicking when I think something has gone wrong. Yet again, I was reminded every mistake is a good mistake, an opportunity to learn and grow. Such was the case yesterday when at my tutor Stephen’s suggestion I put an Indian Yellow glaze over the figures, and groaned.. they looked jaundiced. Unbeknown to me, I wasn’t done. The next step was to glaze of Australian Red Gold which promised a slight improvement but, still we weren’t done. While the glazing was wet, I was to go back over the highlights with white – a definite improvement followed by going back into the dark areas with Australian Red Gold and a touch of crimson and Voila! We have bronzed people! Am loving it, but better still, the warm bronze brings the blues to life and I am loving that more.
With all the excitement of bronze people and new websites didn’t get much sleep last night, I was too busy thinking.. not a good thing to do. My thoughts gravitated to those early paintings laying dormant in a cupboard somewhere, a determined resurrect them. In my minds eye, I could see bronzed well defined dancers giving more definition to work which at this moment is rather lack lustre.