Close-up views of small sections from both of my latest paintings, “The Flood" & "The Fall II”, from last week. Both paintings are incredibly detailed & these photos are meant to show just a fraction of the moments that can be found throughout whole image.
"The Fall II"
Painting // Palette
Detail views of a painting & a glass palette
When I was younger, my father told me that water & oil paint did not mix together. and while learning about oil painting in classes I took, everyone was mixing it with turpentine and there was this “specific” way to make a painting. Some of that has a truth to it, until one day when I was outside painting and it began to rain. At first I was trying to avoid it, thinking the painting was going to be ruined because water didn’t mix with oils but instead I was captivated by what it did. The rain seemed so poetic on the canvas and while it didn’t mix with the oil paint, it still changed the way of the painting. Knowing how things worked out last time, this time I wanted the rain to fall & I wanted to create with this phenomena a second time.
Rain & Paint on canvas
The palette, mixed with black oil paint, turpentine & rain