Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
8"x8" oil NFS
This painting is different than my other work in a couple of ways. To start off with, it is a concept painting. I thought of an idea I wanted to illustrate and planned it out. Then I did a very detailed drawing on the gessoed panel, as much work as if it was a finished product. Then I painted it, using soft scumbled areas on the left, over the names of women who have helped me over the last 8 months as I have recuperated from surgery. I like the idea of a child praying, as it represents such innocent belief and hope. I am not selling it, but am doing another project with it. I have always liked using text in painting as it adds an interesting pattern and another layer of meaning, but I seldom do this. I am really happy with how this turned out.