Today’s post is one the piece that took me for a wild ride.
16x16 Acrylic in Wood panel
2016 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Grand Prize Winner
“It’s laborious to be what you need to be at any given time in any certain moment. So to let go is a luxury not many have. To see it is truly a treat. The confidence in letting down the guard to portray real human reaction should be honored, cherished.”
This piece was when I truly found a voice for myself and my work. It took 6 months to complete, then another 3 to perfect. This and C.A.L.M. kind of defined what painting for me is, the time, the process, the colors, the tone. All of it carries over into my current and future work. Even the subject matter, the handling of it all. I love this work because it was the first time I handled so many problems, and the first time I revisited a work for an overhaul. The edits weren’t a change here or there, it was literally me returning to give this work life. I look back on photos and the prints fondly, whispering to myself, “why can’t I do that again?” I’ll find my stride and I’ll produce like this again. I’ll tap that passion with a piece I’ll finish soon... for now though. Prints of “Whatchu Mean” can be found at www.defcise.com. Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day.
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