Completed in 2007
4" x 6"
Acrylic paint on a gallery-stretched canvas
(Enlarged to show detail. The word in this piece reads, "Tomorrow.")
ABOUT THIS PIECE: This piece makes me very happy. It is the most successful example so far of my newest interest, layering conscious imagery over intuitive painting. Plus I love the linework. And I am always intrigued by doors that are just a little bit open. I love a good mystery, don't you?
HOW IT WAS MADE: The expressionist painting beneath the lines was created with brushes and palette knives. The finishing work, the fine lines, those were created using tiny 20/0 detail brushes.
In some ways, I am returning to my roots with this painting. A million years ago, when I first began training as an artist, all of my energy was focused on line quality. I created many pieces with crisp flowing black lines like these. There is something calming for me in the simplicity of an outline. Even though creating images in this manner can be much more challenging then filling in forms with color and light. This kind of work requires a level of clarity and focus that can be hard for me to maintain.
DISPLAY OPTIONS: This piece could be easily and affordably framed as it requires no matting or glass. Or it would also display nicely either on the wall or sitting on a small decorative easel or stand just as it is, no framing needed. The image continues around the staple-free sides for a clean finished look.
Fine art (giclee) prints of this image are now available for just $39.95 each. These prints are produced with fancy archival pigmented inks on velvety, acid-free, luster paper. This combination of inks and paper are graded to last more than 120 years without fading if displayed away from strong direct sunlight. To purchase a REPRODUCTION of this image, please use the button immediately below these words. (To purchase more than one print of this piece, simply click the button once to add it to your cart and then change the quantity before checking out.)
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