Literally watching paint dry.
I never thought I’d be painting miniatures at 32. One down, nine to go.
Oil on pre-made wooden boxes with transparent acrylic lids
The Despair Series is a continuation of the Metaphysical Armor concept.
To ‘capture’ an idea I literally drew (or painted) using ‘nothing’. All the visual representations are illusions. Despair is an illusion.
This series is also influenced by a Brimstone in Fire song that shares its namesake.Music: Mikah Azurin, Alfredo Bunye & Christian Igna Lyrics: Mikah Azurin … Escape your brain and take control life is not found safe at home no one else can face your plight so smash your cage and fly outside Tear up the maps and walk past the edges out to the zones where monsters will be they’re waiting to teach you the wisdom you’re needing so sit at their feet and learn how to see Through the lies you sow to hide your blunders the tricks that keep your pride intact until you leave your fear behind there’s no escape from despair
These works are part of a group exhibition called Regalo at Avellana Art Gallery. The wooden boxes were given to all participants to compose with.
Been fascinated with mythological creatures lately. The Harpy’s face was painted in Photoshop with a Wacom Intuos 4 Pro tablet, whilst her body is from an image of an Egyptian Vulture. I’d like this to be part of, if not the main subject of a future painting.
This started out as a pencil drawing, which was eventually digitally manipulated. I’ve always been fascinated by sphinxes and intend to create a whole series based on the subject –if not strange mythological creatures at least. On the left is one of my favorite paintings: “Oedipus and the Sphinx” by Gustave Moreau.
“Which creature in the morning goes on four legs, at mid-day on two, and in the evening upon three, and the more legs it has, the weaker it be?”
A result of my ventures in ‘digital painting’ using Photoshop + a Wacom Intuos 4 Pro tablet.
The Ouroboros is a recurring theme in my work. This version is an amalgamation of the tail-eating-serpent, and the Biblical machinator of ‘The Fall’.
Gen 3:14 “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.”
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