Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tengu

For IF: When repairs mount up, I can look like this...

A tengu is a figure from Japanese folklore that can be good, or can exact terrible retribution for bad deeds.

The surfboard is here, but alas, it is made of styrofoam (!) and it has been a real challenge to get it ready to paint. I ended up stretching canvas on it and adhering it with gel medium, then two layers of gesso. It is still spongy, and I don't think it will ever be permanant. I wasted two 8 feet lengths of canvas before I got it right, but the third time was the charm. I looked rather like this tengu by the time I got it to work.

4 comments:

INDIGENE said...

I love the line work and the intensity of this image! Looks like it would make a scary children's story!

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Connie said...

An amazing image and I'm equally amazed at the work you are willing to put in! Great.

INDIGENE said...

I was here before, but I don't mind saying it again! Fabulous work!

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Rrramone said...

Oooh, I thought I was looking in a mirror. ;-)