Tuesday, September 14, 2010
After some input yesterday and some further tweaking, the new logo is now complete as you can see from the header of the blog. I'm excited that I now have something that represents me as an artist and hopefully will be timeless enough to last well into the future.
Now comes the task of using that logo or brand to create some marketing materials with it. I have a number of ideas in mind in addition to the usual business cards, but I'm starting small and keeping costs at reasonable levels right now.
I've been working on a new piece that involves gyotaku loosely, but in a very new medium for me. I've used molding paste on canvas and impressed it with fish bones, crushed shell and sand and overlaid with washes of colour. Now a gel transfer (keep your fingers crossed that it works) will be applied tomorrow if it dries. Its feeling more like a piece of sculpture than a painting and I'm quite enjoying creating it, whether it turns out well or not.
This image isn't the final piece and shows the basic background and colours, along with some seaside 'bits' that I am experimenting with for possible inclusion. Who knows where it will end up yet. The piece is small - just 6 x 12 - as I wanted to use it as a test piece to see the new mediums would work.