Oil on Wood 10″x18″
Not as gloomy as it appears, I chose the bird metaphor to offer affinity with all living things. This is the last (perhaps) of the smaller works. I’m now challenging myself with very large paintings with a less specific focus than the small pieces. So far, I’ve experienced lots of trial and error attempts with them. I may finally be gaining on them:)
I will not whine again about photographing shiny oil work, but this painting is so much stronger in person. On the flip side, the WP snow is perfect!
*A new series, “Blood And Vapor”.: Who lingers within you? Have you ever felt an ancestral presence? The inescapable tie of family:hundreds of individuals, yesterday and today, here and gone. A powerful resonance or inconspicuous vapor?
Oil Study on Wood Panel
I’m back to work on the Pause Series. This time I’m disclosing the oil study before I present the final images.
The next seven Pause posts will be derivatives of the image above. The process begins with a photo shoot, including fabric as a prop. The subject has no idea that I am capturing the pause moments, the pensive moments, and not the posing moments. The next step; an oil study based on one of the unguarded/paused moments (above). The Pause images to follow, will wind up as very large custom prints. The process will dramatically rearrange features and expression. I’ll be posting one a week for seven weeks.
In honor of my Dad, for Father’s Day, I will be posting separate Pause pieces originating from the oil on wood studies of my parents, above.
I have not identified my Pause models before, but I feel that I’d like to acknowledge my parents with these pieces and the several Pause depictions yet to be posted. I am indeed fortunate to be able to include them in this series.
Happy Father’s Day Dad, and Happy Father’s Day to the rest of you wonderful dads:)