Friday, July 27, 2007

Orator, oil on Canvas, 30" x 24", 2007

This painting was inspired by the effects of the scrapings-off that happened during it's initial progress. The effect of the light having more presence that the form and solidity of the figure was exciting, and it suggested a kind of heat-haze or glare from footlights on the theatrical stage. I am very often drawn to the idea of the dramatic arts with the flamboyant characters and narratives, the dramatic lighting and the freedom to portray exaggerated poses and costumes with the risk of affectedness.

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