‘TOTALITY’, in the previous blog,
had to be ‘Re-Visited’.
I have been offline so I could work.
There are 10+ new hours in this piece.
That is; standing, jumping, leaning,
dancing and focused in on the vision.
I did some eating while painting
during one 5 and half hour bout
and held the hair dryer under my arm,
with it going, pointed at the painting
while grabbing and mixing paint to ATTACK!!
The hairdryer eventually gave out
and actually, blew up,
LEAVING the kind of burn on my hand
that smarts for a half hour;
just enough to know
IT HAD HAD ENOUGH!
A lot of this painting
was ‘painted’ with that Hair Dryer,
by using it to blow and move paint,
in currents, etc.
I enjoyed that Air Dryer.
I’ll take better care of the next one
and give it a break, now and then.
I believe God Blessed it,
as must be the case.
He even ‘Signed’ the Part He Did,
if you ask me.
He TOOK OVER and Created the Eclipse
the way it is
and I didn’t touch it from there.
After rinsing off everything
that could be flooded off with hot water,
in the shower,
I had a nice ‘Eclipse’ and a
barron painting, otherwise.
I started back by making spirals
around the Eclipse of various colors
and for some reason
I used a Blow Dryer
and was hitting those spirals and
THE SUN BEGAN TO SHINE
FROM BEHIND THE ECLIPSE.
I DID NOT Touch that area.
God did that.
You’ll see; HE SIGNED IT !
This little red circle shows a ‘mimic’
( dark circle with white light surrounding it )
that I DID NOT see
until I was placing the final stroke.
It would be a perfect ‘reflection’ in the water;
of the painted Eclipse, in the sky,
it’s just bigger and over to the right too far.
What is that doing there?
God is saying He Can Paint one UPSIDE DOWN
and me not even know it?
He Knows that I know
HE Created the Sunlight Effect
in the CELESTIAL EXPERIENCE of TOTALITY,
SO BE IT.
He ‘signed’ it,
to Identify the Artist,
Then, there was the development
of the rest of the painting
and it’s a ‘keeper’.
Thanks to The Lord God Almighty
THAT HUNG THE MOON !!!
‘TOTALITY – CELESTIAL EXPERIENCE’
SOLAR ECPLISE – detail.
My Selfie with
THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE.
Upper Left Quarter – detail
Lower Left Quarter – detail.
Lower Right Quarter – detail
Upper Right Quarter – detail
by Alan Dale Gross,
watercolor, 3′ x 4′.
Owned by Private Collection.
I mentioned that ‘TOTALITY’
needed to be ‘Re-Visited’.
That is because some of the powder I use
was not mixed with enough gum arabic
to make it adhere.
I was the last to know.
I found out when packing it to ship.
I touched a portion of the nice ‘textures’ on it
and it ‘smashed’.
Just like ‘talcum powder’.
Ahhh,…we have a ‘Make-Over…!!
The painting is Finished, now.
I hope it is well received.
But, if it’s not,…
That’s O.K…. .. … …
This was a wonderful experience,
except having to repaint ‘Totality’, again!
This one is,
God did truly bless this effort.
With the detail in the center
making the focal point complete,
I allow the outward edges of the painting
Gradually Less defined,
‘showing the Artist’s work’.
On the very lower left,
you can see pencil marks
for the initial painting.
That’s when the whole thing was WHITE !!
CAN’T LEAVE THAT THAT WAY !!!
This painting is called
‘TOTALITY – CELESTIAL EXPERIENCE’.
Thanks again, Alan.
Alan Dale Gross
Selfie* – Total Eclipse 2017.
*Not looking at the Sun;
just the BRIGHTNESS of The Experience,
Just before dawning flattering new
The Real Eclipse.
Alan playing with Photographs.