Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days
Some of you may know I have recently become a bit obsessed with creating images from pinholes. I’ve worked smaller scale, larger scale, abstract and realistic, and each time I feel pretty pleased with the result. Yesterday was the first day that left me wondering.
I decided a few days ago that I wanted to create a portrait using pinholes, so I took a stab at it. My feelings on the finished piece are mixed. I can’t say I don’t like it, but it just doesn’t seem to be hitting the nail on the head. Part of me feels like I should have gone a bit more hog wild with the pinholes. Part of me thinks I should have avoided using color (see below) – or at least not used it to help establish form. Maybe the pinhole approach naturally lends itself better to abstraction. Who knows? I guess more experimentation is the only real way to figure it out.
I do like the subtlety of the unpainted piece, but its interesting with the paint nonetheless. Maybe the paint makes it a bit too ‘real’?
Thanks for the feedback, Anna! I completely agree. I think the unpainted piece could be pushed more too.