Dark LightThis painting was inspired by my son. I was trying to decide on the content for this image and asked my 3 year old son his opinion. He confidently replied "lights, color tabs(the kind you toss in the tub), and letters". After playing around with lots of different images and collaging them in different ways in photoshop, I settled on this image. It has a sculpture of large plywood letters painted silver, blue color dispersing in water, and a lightbulb hanging from a cord- which was copied 7 times and given different layer affects and sizes. I then used my usual process of overlaying the image with a grid. I built a canvas that was proportional, and gridded it. The next step was painting the image square by square top to bottom (or left to right because I was working on it sideways). Finally I went back and reworked most of the canvas, refining colors, addressing the edges (they are painted too!), and accenting some of the more gestural movement of the water. Oh and I found a lightbulb I accidentally left out the first go round.
Dark Light, 57 x 32, Acrylic on Canvas, January 18-February 13, 2016, $1,600