Title: VLC:C1 (Trying to Hold Steady In the Storm)
Starting Associations: Source Heat, Bat hanging in cave
Dimensions: 22" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas
The above image is the initial color block in. This piece starts as a story of calm meditation while driven by a fire source. I see it as a bat hanging upside down in a cave with the energy/fire ball. Unsure if the shape at the lower right corner is a hole, or a sphere. Considering leaving that ambiguity.
Sometimes I'll start a painting and there is a general idea of its essence. I usually work on several paintings at a time, so ill put a painting up for a bit until its time to work on it again. Sometimes when I make it back around to working on the piece, my current life situation doesn't align with the essence of the piece. I will either put the painting up again, or make a change in direction. This painting was one of those that when i made it back around to working on it, it was perfectly aligned to where my life was. Appropriate.
Added my new texture technique to the the hanging object. This painting has been one that gets good feedback at each step, and then when I move onto the next step with it, everyones like..Why! Just because! Its journey isn't complete.
Background colors are worked out. This pic doesnt show the subtleness of the color shift in the background. The line of the hanging shape is a dark blue color and it goes really nicely with the new background. Popped the yellow section to bring the overall luminosity of the painting up