03 October 2008

Mythological


15" x 22", watercolour, 1998, private collection

For this I had a Supergirl costume custom-made for my friend, Kim, and then suspended her in mid-air to simulate flying in front of a giant projection of a jumbo jet. A complicated process for a painting? Worth it!*

This painting was in a show I had later that year (on a horribly snowy day) and I invited the late Matt Osborne to be the live entertainment, and he was, as always, truly excellent. When I told him about listening to his CD, Underwater, throughout the painting of this picture, he dedicated a song to it, although I don't remember which.




*Not really; she's lying on the floor, I added the costume in the drawing phase, and the jet's from a magazine ad.


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