Tabloid I

Tabloid I
Originally uploaded by wardi.
This gouache is my first! I got some gouache colours for my birthday and I thought I'd try them out.

The painting is for the Flickr group Every Day in May - a challenge to create something every day in May (obviously). I probably wont get something done for every day, but I'm sure going to try!

I had the idea for this painting on the flight home from Denmark. The passenger next to us left behind a Danish tabloid. I took it home with me. Although I don't read this kind of magazine - and that is no lie - not even at the dentist!

I thought I'd use it for some kind of project - like this one. I think the idea behind this is about the meaninglessness of these magazines. Most of what is in them is taken out of context and is of no interest or worth at all.

And so this painting is taken out of context as well and could be from any given such magazine. It makes no difference. They are pointless.

But maybe that's the whole point...

Thursday, May 04, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 3:29 PM