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Sunday, August 9, 2009

THERE'S A COW ON MY PLATE. work in progress

Don't know if youve picked it up or not, but, I have always had a thing for asian art, and was absolutely delighted to find in a second hand bookstore a prize book for my art collection. It's called Japanese graphic art and it follows the work of the original masters who transferred their original designs onto a wooden block from which many impressions can be made. One of my long time favorites is in the book- " Beneath the wave off kanagawa" often just referred to as the wave. by hokasai.
Anyway, I have had the most wonderful time studying the paintings and to think they date back to 1765, it is very humbling. So thats where this piece really started. I was inspired to try to follow the lines of the japanese artists. And by now after reading this you will instantly notice the hair has been influenced by my book. Anyway, I've added thongs and darkened up the cow alittle. The left hand wall is worrying my, but, I dont want to much detail, as it may take away from the picture as a whole. I may just leave this for a while and next time I look the answer may be staring me in the face.


perugina said...

Finally with my computer up and running, i can go about dropping in on my favourite artists to see what is on their easels at present.
Great to see your new work “There’s a Cow on My Plate”.
As always you are able to infuse your usual humor and delight the viewer to see into your world!
One does note the Japanese influence after reading your thoughts and background to the piece – thank you.
The patience you must have Wendi!!
I admire that!
Enjoy the much prized book which is now part of your art collection. I know only too well the joys of collecting :)

Wendi. S. said...

I love the fact that your comment shows me that you "know" my work. I was delighted to see you 'back' so to speak. Thanks for commenting.
joy to you.

Jade E. Henderson said...

Has come out great Wendi - I like how her shoes are flung off as she retreats from the plate! You are crazy woman! So nice to have met you today at the pick up! I felt like such a feral in my work clothes LOL my old red sneakers with holes LMAO ah too funny

Wendi. S. said...

Hey Jade, thanks for the nice comment. We loved meeting up with you today, and I couldn't even tell you what you were wearing! And couldn't give a rats either !! LOL. I just felt for you turning around and being pounced on by Kay and myself, so excited that we had worked out who you were. LMAO

magicmyst said...

Hi Wendi, I thought I had commented on this piece of art. Maybe on the previous depiction of this. It is wonderful. You capture emotion and energy so well. I just want you published in a book. Kay

Wendi. S. said...

Yes Kay, Me too !! Thanks for the confidence in my work. XX