12” x 12”
Oil on Canvas
I wanted to go back to a color palette that I haven’t used in a very long time. I missed working with these earth tones and crimson. This is more or less a study for a much larger painting…well, it was. I’m not sure I’m going to go larger on this. I need the image to percolate a bit before I decide to remake this into a larger painting.
This particular piece had none of that. It was more of a determined rush, almost like a speed painting...I had a vision in my head of what I wanted to paint and in the process of painting it came so naturally and freely that I finished this piece in less than a week. No time to sit with it as I was afraid of "losing the vision". Normally, my work takes a few weeks.
Part of it is that I am really inspired by Kevin Sonmor's work: lowegallery.com/artists/index-… which this piece is heavily influenced by. I really dig his textures and how he accomplishes shapes and movement within the abstract. Something that I've been moving towards in my work lately.