1st Commission

Ok, so I'm sort of stretching the truth here.

While technically yes it's a commissioned painting, it was my wife who requested it. The short video here shows me working in the very early stages, the second day. The plan is to use a simple and aggressive stroke repeatedly with a wide palette of colors. Once the canvas is filled, it will be glazed with varying warm and cool colors and then, repeat the process.

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False light to aid viewing on screen

What should happen is depending on the light quality coming into the room it will be hung in, the viewer will see different things, mainly different colors. Dark gray day? Then deep swathes of blues with hints of purples. Bright sunny day? Then a color storm of energy with hints of warm currents.

This will take some time: the overall size being 150x150cm. It’s the largest size paintings I currently do and in fact only the second one of this size. It’s a nod or even ode if you will to the serielization side of my mind. Always in direct combat with the impulsive and explosibe portion, one thing is for certain, it won’t be ready until the summer.

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