Detail from Another 2, 2018
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Oil, Graphite, Oil Stick on Canvas
36 x 48 x 1.50 in
This painting is named Detail From Another 2 because he used a tightly cropped, detail photograph of a previous painting of his as inspiration for the composition. He used the detail photograph to sketch the basic composition on the canvas. He uses various charcoals and graphite sticks/pencils to sketch the composition on the canvas. He then quickly maps out values using various shades of the primary colors. He continues painting, changing directions as he goes, modifying the composition, the colors, the values etc... As a contemporary artist, he believes an essential part of a painting is the paint itself; he hopes to allow the paint to run, drip, cover, shade and express its properties on the canvas. As a student of painting, he loves to explore other artists’ work - looking for the how, when and why of a painting as much as the content or meaning. Therefore, he leaves traces of the underneath layers, marks, colors, etc. to be seen in his finished paintings. Artists who inspire him are R Diebenkorn, R Motherwell, H Frankenthaler, H Matisse, G O' Keeffe, H Hoffman, F Stella, J Johns.