Went in a cafe yesterday to do some sketching (and get lunch and some peace HAHA).
Soft pastel and coloured pencils on paper
First work for 2013! The Mermaid, soft pastel and coloured pencils on paper. Based on the poem of the same title by W. B. Yeats.
(Huu, the arm came out a bit deformed.)
Oil on canvas
2012 was a great year. It sounds almost juvenile to say, but it was my favorite year yet. I started the year with art, and it’s with it that I end it. So, here is my last work for 2012.
This is my first art-poem collaboration, with one of my dearest friends, Flora Palabrica. It’s based on my favorite poem of hers, Magnum Opus. (It took me a while to finish, mostly because I stopped working on it when the plates started coming in after sembreak. The other day, I picked up my brush again.)
Here is the entire poem in all its beauty:
By Flora Palabrica
He is the master and I am his muse
his inspiration, his creation,
my body is his canvas, touched by no one except him
roaming hands, checking, prying,
marking me as his, to remind me with every breath I take
He is the artist and I am his masterpiece
shading my body with his own special palette;
black, for his first caress,
purple, for the lingering of his touch,
and gold, for the anticipation of his next embrace,
and yet he shows his greatest works to no one,
made works of art exclusively for his eyes,
he hides them swathed in cheap wool and heavy cotton,
when they should be draped in silk for all the world to see
He is the sculptor and I am his clay
flawed, unformed, defective
until he burned me with the fires of his passion
and branded me with the proof of his love
I am perfect
Oh snap, 2013!! HAPPY NEW YEAR, ERRBODYY!