Since our weather is incredibly mild for February, I’ve gotten spring on the mind. I’m cleaning my studio today, thoroughly. Getting it ready for a fresh new body of work, starting tomorrow. I’m thinking it’s time to give the flowers and still life a rest. Time for something new:
Conceptual Art using Portraiture. A series potentially called Specimens of a Negro.
Will be back to share, as the process develops.
These orchids were done in the late afternoon under mellow diffused natural light using mixed media of a water-based and oil-based painting and drawing material. I’m growing fond of diagonal compositions, triangles and motion.
These dancing orchids remind me of Matisse’s paintings, particularly the mural I spent a lot of time viewing at the Barnes Foundation “La Danse.”
I received some beautiful planted orchids as a Mother’s Day Gift from my daughter Olivia. I decided to work with them using organic abstraction and expressionism. This is one of them.