Thursday, May 6, 2010
"Exposed", oil on canvas, 30" x 40"
You read that correctly. The piece above is 30" x 40", a.k.a. a giant one. I have been preparing for a show to be held at my cousin's home next week, and thus have been painting smaller paintings, to keep costs down for patrons and to ultimately make my work more accessible in a smaller, more private setting. My studio can not hold any more paintings for that show (once again, roommates are giving me the eye... my work is starting to spill out into the dining room) so I have moved on to the next big thing (no pun intended).
I'm having a show at Cherry Lion Gallery in June, and because of the fantastic space I have the opportunity to paint my large scale still lives I've been itching to do. The above piece is the first attempt, and I believe it was a successful one. What I like most about painting on such a large scale is the ability to give a subject more life, more energy, more variety (in marks, color) than I ever could on a small canvas. It is almost as if, when a starting with such a large blank surface it challenges me, saying. "What now?" And then I get to work, lost in paint and thought.
$700.00 (+ Tax and Shipping)