I have had the most incredible summer of travel including a recent trip to Brazil. Although, I was only able to see a tiny portion of this country I found the people to be so hospitable and understanding to my poor attempt at Portugese. Although, there were some language barriers I found towards the end of the trip an ease in communicating that I didn’t have at the beginning. These images are of a the church Santuario Dom Bosco in Brasília, Brazil.
The colors were absolutely breadth taking and it inspired me to want to explore the color blue (tints, hues etc.) in my art work. I brought the work in progress”blissful” on my travels and noticed that while painting, the visit to this church influenced me enough subconsciously that I started adding more blue into the composition. I’ll post that image next week.
Well, I’ve been back in the Bay Area for about a week now and I’m ready to start focusing in the studio. Next week my intention is to continue working on the figurative works I started earlier in the summer.
I often dream of artworks I have yet to create or studios I have yet to work in. Images from my dreams become like a song on repeat in my mind until I get it down on paper. This is just one of the experimental abstracts that I am going to continue playing with in my studio. If I was to create this on canvas I envision the actual artwork to be 60”x48”, 120”x96” and larger.
As part of my spring cleaning I made some measurements for a new drying rack that I plan on building this May in the loft/storage area of my studio. As of now this painting is about 80% complete. The value contrast on the figure needs some adjustments. I plan on adding a neutral value to the back right arm of the figure and readjusting the direction of some of the brush strokes on the legs.