A couple falling…so much gravity, there due to their own decisions, circumstance, or simply fate. They are wide awake, but powerless to overcome the inertia of the weight of their situations. They are like us, in a vortex of reality.
Painted on a panel that is 1.5″ deep. The edges are finished, painted in the coral and gold colors of the background.
This painting came from a dream about the relationship between a man and a woman and the potentially perilous circumstances we find ourselves in these days. I had been painting pictures of men and women before this, but had not situated them in a garden…which leads quickly to “Eden”. But the original dream was simply a garden, a place of wonder and fascination, of whimsy and creatures alive and moving and interested in us.
The idea of an everyman and woman has been with me for a long time. The colors are reflective of their personalities, and their relationship is implied in the stances and positions within the work.
Painted on a panel that is 1.5″ deep. The edges are painted in a dark slate color, not shown in photos below.
Acrylic on 1.5″ deep wood panel. Gallery Wrap.
This is an original acrylic painting of a woman walking on a windy day. Edges are painted in the voilet color. The surface is textured with heavy impasto.
Acrylic on canvas on 1.5″ stretcher. Gallery Wrap.
This is an original painting of a couple experiencing the disagreements that come with any relationship. Edges are painted in the medium blue color. The surface is textured.
This painting was one of the first paintings I did to integrate an abstract background with a figure. It was an experiment to use a limited palette and at the same time to use stylized shapes in both the background and the figure to describe a woman sitting in a room. I am very interested in using a pre-designed, arbitrary, set of colors for a painting, instead of relying on natural colors. This technique lends itself to finding unusual and unexpected color combinations.
The woman is in a straightforward, frank and mannered pose. The original source was 1930’s era photos specifically intended for use by artists.
Original painting is acrylic on illustration board. Signed on front and dated on back. Unframed. Ships in a box.