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11" x 14" oil on multimedia artboard
The gesture of this pose lent itself to a dynamic monochromatic painting. As with a lot of my quicker paintings, the background resolves itself gradually as a narrative starts forming in my mind. Ideas of hard work, age, the effects of time, and experience were present as I painted this. Subsequently, those same ideas are influencing a lot of the concepts that will be created in the future.
The overwhelmingly heavy darks are illuminated by a diffuse light. Despite what hardships an individual may be going through, there is always a way to resolve the challenge. It may not be what they necessarily envision as their ideal, but in life there are many storms that need to be weathered so that experience can make us stronger.
This painting is oils on archival multimedia artboard, a resin encased paper. It is lightweight and durable. But be cautious about dropping it on its corners; because of the resin's rigidity, it can chip. It will be shipped unframed, sandwiched between two pieces of gator board and acid free glassine paper