After The Show
12" x 12"
Mixed media on panel
The source image for this painting was one of those vintage "How To" books. I took the image and made it my own - not following the steps outlined in the "How To" to come up with the final image.
I am becoming more and more interested in experimenting with paint. I use to mix paint on a pallette and then obsessively paint surfaces to render something as photo realistic as possible. I was never satisfied with the end result and it felt like torture! I guess it seemed the only way it could be a "real" painting was if it was done in a photo realist fashion. After a few years and some good teachers in art school, my style has loosened up dramatically and everything's the better for it.
I won't have a lot of new paintings to post for awhile due to the move to the art community. I've been focusing on nude figure studies lately and I can't wait to do some more! I might skip some packing this weekend and make time for painting. I need to get into "the zone".