The girl, the horse and the last flowering: “This was a luxury of sensation that I could not endure for long. The bodily exertion produces misery in my spirits that transcend all bounds of reason and reflection. I must become a free creature that breaks the bond, carrying the last flowering for a brief moment as I ride to the sunset with swiftness through the wind to everlasting tranquility.”
Of the scattered wasted bones of distant relatives embedded in the fiery stones, two warriors of serpent island stand high in battle, one is of human kind and another of a serpent hybrid. Determined to stand victorious, they tread through the organic land, side by side, clad in skin, bones and metal, clearing path of the violent thirsted creatures born of mutated waste.
If this painting seems different than my other paintings, it’s because I used a different approach and was done with ink, water color and acrylic paint.
The completed painting:
The stages of the painting. Unfortunately, more stages could have been shown before the last image because that was the biggest leap and the most time consuming transition where I build up the layers of colors.
This is my current painting. There are times when I work more with acrylics to build the foundation and other times I go straight to oil colors. I don’t find that I like one approach more than others. It depends on many factors such as the subject, the size, the surface, and most importantly, my mood at the moment. My technical approach is malleable to achieve the outcome I desire. With this painting, I wanted to avoid the use of solvent-based medium and just happened to be too lazy to mix the color in advance while I’m still pondering on the color composition. Stay tuned for the color panel.
The Fall of Arachne:
Elements gathered around her coalescing into appendages, making eight prior to the transformation. She falls into a dream state at peace in the bed of dark water liberated from the awareness of the painful metamorphosis, a gift granted out of pity. Her cheeks and body, the last sign of a flesh pink, grew pale. Soon enough, she will forever live her life spinning and weaving, a grotesque reflection of her former beauty as one of the most proud and masterful weaver of Greece, only to cross path and insulted the goddess Athena in a weaving art contest. Transforming into the first spider by Athena, Arachne will both be cursed and live her passion doing what she does best.
Pegasus meets Aurora: The mystical power winded horse of Greek Mythology brushes into the goddess of dawn in a much needed encounter of chance.
As the summer ends, I like to share one of the paintings I recently finished. Coming up with a title was challenging because the motivation behind it was mainly a compositional one and less about flamingos than my initial concept of clusters of “pink pearls”, and as it proceeded, maybe was more like pink cotton candy. This was one of those paintings that I enjoyed the process more than the outcome, delightfully mixing a variety of shades and chroma of pink. Pink, a color that’s lively and glows, always beautiful no matter the shift in hue or shade. It’s amazing what a tad of it can do to grey, giving a dead “color” life. There’s no ugly shade or shift! Unfortunately, the depth and variety of what I’ve conveyed is not as apparent in the photo. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant excuse to exercise and share my passion. ” A World of Pink” is a fitting name since the color mesmerized my summer and much time was devoted to repeating variation of the color through hundreds of flamingos.
….And It has been accepted to a local show.
36″‘ x 48″, oil on canvas
Here’s an update on my latest painting.