Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 251

Title: "...while the dogged crew eyed askance, and with curses, the appalling beauty of the vast milky mass, that lit up by a horizontal spangling sun, shifted and glistened like a living opal in the blue morning sea."

11 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen and ink on found paper
May 17, 2010


  1. Jeffrey, it always does my heart good to hear from you. And thank you for the comment. This one was hard. I mean, "glistened like a living opal?" I didn't want to be too literal but I wanted to capture something of that. The white paint I use is so cheap and flimsy that anything underneath it bleeds right through, especially inks. I messed around with that a bit and tried to work down toward something that resembled the idea of a whale rather than simply the reality of a whale. In the end, not so bad I think.

  2. Thanks Tom. I am always pleased when you dig one of these. You're a tough nut to crack sometimes.


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