LongBoat Blue is coming along this week..I am working on a series using the boat as a metaphor for traversing through difficult times in life, it is called my LongBoat Series. In each of these paintings I want to convey the message of isolation we feel when we are faced with difficulty in our lives. I started this series in 2013 and it is continuing this year. I managed to work on 5 new paintings in this series while at Art Colony this past week, and came home and started this one. These paintings take me many hours of thought and layers of paint to find the finish. It is not uncommon for me to have to take a break and come back to some of them, they have profoundly affected my life and my art. I am bringing them all into the studio to continue the search for the finish, in the coming weeks. I want them to be a complete statement, simple and concise but with an intriguing surface technically. I want them to emote a sense of commonality that we all share and experience, and that despite the fact that it is solitary; this common thread gives us a sense of our inner strength and resilience and in it we find comfort. So far, this is a detail of the current painting I am working on….I like the feel of the figure so far, but it could change….onward I go…
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