making a paintbaby
June 18, 2011
until a few months ago, i’d never done any collaborative painting or drawin work – but ive been making a real effort to get a canvas out with artistic [and non-artistic] friends to see what occurs. its a very interestin dynamic to see who is the more dominant, and how willing/unwilling each party is participant is to work over or adapt the others efforts.
this painting is the result of just such a session with my close friend Rhamy…
[acrylic & marker on 12″ canvas. 17/06/2011. painted with rhamy zakhari]
the only dilemna involved in this type of thing is that when you produce something together, is who gets to keep it…? who gets the baby? so far, ive been using a system of joint ownership and visitation rights. theres one picture i did with a friend in april thats been passed back an forth a couple of times.
but im getting to the stage now that i have no wall space left so i reckon that these offspring are best stayin with their other creators for a while. id quite like to gather them all up in a year or two and see how they look as a collective tribe!