I probably could fav "all" of your paintings .. a consistant brialiant use of vivid color, form , and texture has been masterfully applied in everyone. Also adirme how its not always the same technique you mix it up and that keeps it exciting. Fantastic work!
Thank you! For a while I began to lose my form with these pieces as in the female figures were beginning to take on a cookie cutter appearance which went against my intentions for the work and how I wanted the viewer to perceive it. So this piece was my return to that more mysterious side, I am glad you like it.
Thank you! For a while my paintings began to get too "cookie cutter" in that the figures were way to apparent and had lost their mystery and subtlety. I have been re-exploring that in my most recent pieces.
Are you, by any chance, a fan of Lamb of God (band)? The reason I ask is because "Vigil" is the title of one of there songs. I find the subtle silouettes in this image to be profound, yet they still maintain a high degree of elegancy.
Actually, I haven't heard of Lamb of God - they good? "Vigil" actually came from mixed reactions to the Pope's passing while I was in the middle of painting. I'm not Christian but it was pretty profound subject matter to consider, esspecially in lieu of my grandmother dying only a month ago. My work deals with death and the afterlife predominantly only it has really been pushed to the forefront in the recent weeks.
The melding of the female form with the background and vice versa has been a work in progress for a while now. For a while they began to become sort of cookie cutter as I became to comfortable and familiar with the approach, so I shifted to a more abstract approach recently and came out with these pieces. I'm glad you like it.
Thanks for your comments and adding Figment to your favorites
Well, Lamb of God is good if you appreciate heavy metal. They are pretty heavy, but they have a good lyricist and vocalist (IMO). If you want to check them out, I advise you listen to Omerta, or Remorse is for the Dead. My inspiration has always been music...
I noticed the female form in your paintings and all of them have many facets, or permutations of emotion. The vived colors mapped out to put the viewer into that space, environment... I wish I could see the painting myself, I'm sure the pictures do not do it justice