New Painting Sketched

I’ve had this odd 12″x48″ canvas sitting here for the last couple years and I finally re-primed it a few days ago with a mix of wall filler, white acrylic, clear topcoat, and carpenter’s glue to give it a really nice feel and texture, sanded to make it a little easier to work on. I forgot how physically difficult it is for me to make my body do this, in part because I have to control how much I shake, and in part because I’m not strong enough to hold my arm up for so long (it’s not like typing where I just have to move my fingers, resting the weight of my hands and arms on the keyboard), so I think I’m going to take my time on this but I’m going to try and do a little bit every day. That said, I’m not particularly good at slowing myself down when I’m inspired to create something even when it negatively impacts my health, so perhaps it will go faster than that. Anyway, here’s the rough sketch (done in black ink over pencil on the canvas) that I’m using as the template.

8 Comments

  1. Ryan wrote:

    holy crap! that is one awesome piece of artwork there!

    i love the dogu and tiki idea you ran with, i can’t wait to see this finished!

    i don’t know if you have seen the comment i left in some super old entry you made but your ttem topper picture had me inspired to start carving.

    i shouldve taken the photos a few days ago when the scuptures were fresh and not splitting from drying out, but ill update my site with photos of them sometime today.

    im off now to go continue working on this woodspirit thing ive started.

    i hope your day is goin well Shannon!

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink
  2. Timothy wrote:

    That’s beautiful, Shannon. Makes me want to start another painting. I can’t wait to see your progress!

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Permalink
  3. Shannon wrote:

    Thanks! The tiki by the way is actually based on a different doku doll/sculpture that I was looking at, and it’s intended to be meditating under the bodhi tree (mirroring traditional siddhartha/buddha drawings), and of course vril disks in the sky, with the whole think being a cross-section of the earth and its atmosphere…

    I’ll keep an eye on your blog Ryan for the photos.

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Permalink
  4. Elizabeth wrote:

    Love it. Speaking of love, am on vaca waiting for my love to wake up so we can beachwalk, found this funny.
    http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/shannon+larratt/page/2/1304893189

    Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7:32 am | Permalink
  5. Sam wrote:

    That looks amazing.

    Friday, November 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Permalink
  6. Karsten wrote:

    awesome! great to see you work on a painting again.. this is going to be great.

    take care!

    Friday, November 26, 2010 at 3:22 am | Permalink
  7. emdotdee wrote:

    Hey. Did you know that photos of your eye tattoo is in a book published in the UK?
    It’s called Ripleys Beleive it or not. You’re not mentioned but Pauly Unstoppable is.

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 11:39 am | Permalink
  8. Danielle wrote:

    I was wondering when you were going to start painting again. I really miss seeing your artwork, Shannon.

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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