Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dust & Gravel


Here is a new oil painting that I recently finished called "Dust & Gravel", 48 x 60 inches. I'm consistantly using pen over the oil paint now to create a contrast in line and texture. I'm also experimenting with wet on wet and more expressionist fields or backgrounds. I'm combining them with flat, solid, foreground fields to excentuate disconcerting feelings in the composition. I like the hanging skull amidst the debris illustrating a remnant of humanity no longer part of this environment. The rubble is drawn to itself and collects as in orbit around a distant celestial body.

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