My Modern Cubist paintings are an exploration of time, space, and color. I work from a live model to create the underpainting and then add the colors afterward. The painting then reveals itself to me.
I know I have touched on this before, but there are paintings that I have done that have an aspect that really bothers me. I wind up revisiting those paintings sometimes years later and FINALLY "fixing" them to where I am satisfied at last. When this happens with a painting that I have sold, it gnaws on me forever because I can't fix it - I don't have it to work on. And then there are paintings that I am forever reworking. A little bit, and then a little bit more, and then a little bit more. And this is one of those. I thought this painting was done in June, but I have been reworking it ever since. In February, I will be exhibiting it, so I guess it is finally done - for now!
I call it "Breaking Dawn" - Let me know what you think. BTW, one of my best friends in high school was named Dawn. Although I didn't mean this to be about her, as the title popped into my head (as titles often do), I couldn't help but think about her as I added the colors. So Dawn - this one's for you!
The original painting is 18"w x 24"h, acrylic on canvas; available for purchase on the original art tab of this website.