A very good friend of mine took the time to compile a bunch of photos he shot during the creation of one of my canvasses. He set them to music for me and faded the images sequentially to show my process. The resulting video is really pretty good, I think!
Painting this took three days and three nights to complete, but it’s so detailed that I could probably still keep adding to it forever. It represents a huge milestone for me in that it was the first time I had ever attempted working on such a large canvas. The majority of the work was done in Krink and Proline marker pens, as you can see in the video, because I really enjoy the quality of the ink/control they provide. The history behind Krinks is also something I believe in and want to support, even though I am not really a street artist (yet).
The person I created ‘Three’ for is a keen photographer and knows his way around a camera well (though he apologises for the blurriness of some of the shots). He taught me about colour theory in the lens-based world, and I chatted away to him about the artistic side. We couldn’t decide if green or yellow was the third ‘Primary’ colour so in the end we opted for RGB(Y). It worked out well I think, since the light areas were preserved without resorting to white for balance.
I really feel like the whole thing was a collaborative effort between myself and the multitude of people who wandered in during its creation. They each commented on what they saw and told me about their interests and hobbies, so in some way perhaps those feelings made it into the mix somewhere. I hope everyone enjoys looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Major thanks for my photographer/constant reminder to improve, L. Golden.
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[Amy Hannah Bremner]
I make no claim of ownership over the song used for non-profit purposes which is Secede - Born in a Tropical Swamp.