Originally published on Friday, July 6, 2012
It's weird, I tend to work on several projects at once so every once and a while I finish a bunch of them at the same time. I recently finished two sculptures and now I have three new paintings. So a quick note on each of these paintings.
Underland was inspired by two sources. One was a painting I saw while in Victoria, BC, which was a sort of barren landscape with a high horizon line and a small VW bug driving along the horizon. I saw it at a small gallery and sadly can't remember the gallery, painting, or the artists' name. The other inspiration was CS Lewis' Silver Chair.
Twinseys started while I was at the coast. It then sat for a couple months while I tried to figure where to go with it. After a bunch of sketches I finally committed to a direction and the final piece just kind of flowed out to the completion.
dias de los muertos
dias de los muertos was interesting one to do. It flowed quickly, starting really heavy on paint, then pulling paint off, adding paint, taking it off scraping and repeating until I hit the happy point.