I just finished four new paintings for an upcoming show on WOWXWOW.com
It had been a while since I had done any personal work so it was good to have this on the calander to force me to take some time and actually paint something for me. I had several large projects that had deadlines and certainly a lot of personal stuff that filled my days.
I have returned to looking a lot at Goyas work lately. In art school he was certainly one of my favorites. Forest had been searching around and we were looking at his series of dark paintings he painted on the walls of his house.(The Black Paintings) I guess that was why I decided to title these in Spanish. That and my new intern that was helping me name them is from Colombia.... It just felt like it fit.
To purchase the originals and to see the rest of the show, head over to Vestiges to Voyages
These four paintings; "El Diácono," "El Ministro Del Conocimiento," "El Vidente," and "La Cabra Beata," are done in gouache on watercolor paper. They’re part of an ongoing experiment with medium and composition and the potent nature of dreams. I believe color is really emotion. Color choices are made to reinforce those emotions. I think there are no deep, dark, hidden secrets. It’s just fun to play with the emotions art can generate. To me there’s a sense of poetry in the playful use of surreal elements.
Continuing in the Gouache Series, “Strange Dreams,” this collection of four portraits portray the nature of piety.
It is a humorously haunting theme reflecting a bleak outlook on humanity and religion.