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

4 comments:

  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.

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  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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