These are the first figurative painting's I've done since I graduated in May from MCA. They are about creation/prehistory myths. I wanted to keep them white and almost ghost like. The pictures I took of them do not capture the subtle color changes of the warm/cool white color play.
I was invited by Byrdie's Gallery here in New Orleans to participate in an upcoming group show. At the time I had the idea to start a painting series about Creation myths. So with a deadline I set out to make the paintings. The paintings are all acrlyic and ink on canvas.I tried to maintain a balance between the ink lines that describe form and using color to create forms.I still want to put some impasto oil to create a bit more textured surface. But, as usual with my desires to use oil paints, the deadline did not leave enough dry time. I hope to do more paintings about myths in the future. The show will be up until March 6th after that I plan to do a layer of oil on the paintings then re-photograph them with some detail shots. In the pictures of the show at the bottom of this post you can see that I framed the paintings. First frames I've made but I think they help with the presentation of such white paintings.
Adam:In the Presence of the Lord
Eve:With One Line, She Became Woman
24" by 52" each
Cronus: Devouring Child, Archaic Thoughts of Power
46" by 36"
Atlas: Holding the Sky
24" by 36"
Pictures of the show at Byrdie's Gallery