Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Triptych Installed

I took the images of the installed painting at Character's Pub in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with my little 20 megapixel camera instead of my good but old 10 megapixel Sony, and I'm not happy with the images. I will have to go back when we are in Lancaster next April and reshoot with tripod and good camera. Never the less, these images demonstrate the painting's presence in the Banquet facility, "Windows On Queen." The three portraits, Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp and Madonna, added to those already present create a powerful presence of characters in that space used to stage parties, banquets and receptions.

Goddaughter, Meghan and I discussed creating one more for the space, and it will be based on characters created by Will Smith or Harrison Ford.

Friday, October 9, 2015

The triptych is Finished


Last week we packed the 3 by 12 foot triptych into a 50 x 38 x 6 inch box and my spouse (Joe) and I headed to Lancaster, PA. However, we never got there because we were caught in torrential downpours in Maryland complete with flash floods that caused our car’s electrical system to go haywire. I hadn’t had time to take photos of the finished panels together before our failed trip, so today I looked at the three panels and realized that I should have scrutinized the compositional relationships between the three portraits more closely when planning the triptych. Having said that, I don’t know if anyone will notice the problem I see since the artist is always his/her own worst critic. So, the only remaining problem is whether or not Julia Roberts and Madonna should be looking away from Johnny Depp or toward him.



I’ll leave that question to the viewer. Look at both arrangements carefully and let me know which you prefer (A or B). You can place your answer in “comments” on Facebook or in “comments” here on the blog. The blog comments section is located at the bottom of this entry. Just click on the word, “comment” and you will be given the opportunity to vote and write any other comment(s) you wish. I will report the result of this informal survey on Facebook.