Across the Universe 2005 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43aLbo-Y_W0
Julie wanted a drawing that expressed Jude's heartache at losing Lucy.
Evan Rachael Wood dancing in my studio
The Wedding Portrait The Saturns devour their children Woman with child
Recently, I was commissioned to do a painting that was to be based on one of my drawings. I had this fantasy that I could paint the way I draw without being drawn into a long protracted contest of desire and ability. However that is what always happens. For that reason I decided to post the story of this painting. The battle begins.
The drawing chosen was abstract and I started out thinking I would dissolve the marks into the background with glazes. Of course I did not do a sample but instead jumped in the way I draw. I just start. The dissolving idea was not pleasing so I started painting in the background around the marks thinking I would come back and repaint the marks which would add a another layer of what I hoped would be interest. It was not long before the colors drifted into acid oranges and greens. This painting composition has set the stage for battle with color.