Face (Colombo : June 2007)

Face (Colombo: June 2007), Acrylic on Paper, 2007
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I continued my Faces series. This one is specially created after witnessing recent developments in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was inhuman, illegal and dusgusting.

In the meantime, I’m unable to type that much. As a result of spending too many hours at the computer, my right arm is hurting so badly. I think I need to rest for a day or two. If not, soon I’ll be joining those who suffer from repetitive strain injuries. I’ll probably try voice posting next time :-)

Finally…A Painting!

Scary Tales?, Mixed Media on Wood, 2006 May-September
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Yes! I managed to finish it. This one was stuck in the middle of nowhere for more than two months. Today I took it out again just for the sake of painting. But it came out pretty well, I think. Lot’s of layered work on it. I felt so relieved after finishing. Painting is a great therapy.

And the joy led to other drawings too :-) And also to altering an old computer monitor! I hope to fix it on a stool and make a donkey out of the thing ;-) Seriously. There’s no need to call it art, but I’m going to do it.

Untitled : and that’s the title!!!

I felt uncomfortable of having that Flower in the Dark(See previous post) on the top of my journal page.
(But still I would love to hear your comments about it ;-) )

So I wanted to post this. One of my favorites and I’m so passionate about it. Painted many months ago. I left it untitled. Can you feel it?

Untitled, Oil on Canvas

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And in the meantime influenced by Lisa I’m using this wonderful map :::

I’m trying to get all my Livejournal friends’ locations plotted on a map – please add your location starting with this form.
Username:
(Then get your friends to!)
As I told you in my previous post, I am supposed to work, and I will be away for two days. Will catch you after that.

Flower in the dark

Another painting from Flower Series. This one is more abstract, mystic and dark. It has extremely thick layers of paint on it, which made it rather heavy :-D . Though this is NOT one of my favorites, I’m going to share it with you.

(Detail) Flower in the Dark, Oil on Wood

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Flower in the Dark, Oil on Wood

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I won’t be around LJ next two days. I have to prepare for a seminar that I am supposed to be attending next weekend and there’s a cricket match that I badly want to go and watch :-) Be good and I’ll see you in two days.

Digitalized and iconized!!!

I get really fascinated by the accidental yet extremely creative things happen when I rework my paintings in digital medium. Sometimes I paint halfway and then start reworking it with Corel Photo Paint (Yes, I don’t use Photoshop that much). Then I stumble upon some magical effects, fall in love with the new version. Then this new digital work becomes a sketch for a new painting. Sometimes I do my sketches with Photo Paint in the first place and then get on with my “real” palette. Here are some of my digitalized work. They are mere sketches but I really love those effects. Both belong to a series of paintings called split screen. Some completed work from that series are available on my website.

And the digital version of the second drawing is now being used as a userpic by lisalemonjello (with my permission of course) with whom I signed a milion dollar contract to grant the rights to use it as an icon. And wow, it looks so beautiful as an icon too. Ok I understand, you had enough of my boasting, so I better shut up.

     

Acrylic on paper and reworked with Corel Photo Paint

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Acrylic on paper and reworked with Corel Photo Paint

© http://www.lohangunaweera.tk

Bed

I managed to photograph some of my old paintings and upload them to my website. This is one of my favorites: Bed, Acrylic on wood panel. I wanted to do a series of this kind but couldn’t do it that time. But now, I think I’m in the mood to do it. We’ll see….

Bed, Acrylic on Wood

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And I’m using this wonderful publishing client semagic to post this entry. It’s really cool :-)