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.
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.
Part of a series on the joy of life using expressive color.
A woman rises to meet the day upon a blurred cloudy background. She seems to be covering her face.
Within our cultural dreams there are deeply held, shared visions. The image of a man and woman in a garden is a universally appealing notion. These days I am painting the figure in a way that imagines the soul become visible. In other words, I want to paint the figure as a symbol of a man or woman…as if they were carved out of color, or illuminated, that is, abstracted. So the goal is to convey a sense of wonder and at the same time hint at the complexities of their, and our, relationships with one another.
The painting above will be on display at the Metropolitan Richmond Artist Association annual show at Crossroads Art Center Nov. 17th – Jan. 8th; Gallery One; Opening Friday Nov.17th.