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Devotion, 2018

Oil Paintings On Copper
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
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Boston
About the work
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Each painting is a close view of the natural world. Sometimes, it’s a fragment – a view of trees, a slice of sky, clouds, the patterns of water lilies, reflections in the water. Sometimes it’s the stillness, the light, the color. I use photographs that I take as stimuli. Then, during the process of painting, the initial concept evolves and other things enter in. For me, the process of painting is the solving of problems - color, form, texture, composition – and leads to something that was unknown at the start. During the Renaissance and the Baroque periods in Europe, artists painted on copper, utilizing the reflective qualities inherent in the metal to accentuate a sense of spiritual luminescence in their two-dimensional works. I use copper sheets and apply chemicals to create patinas. I find that the copper surfaces interact with the subject matter in ways that are both apt and surprising. I use impasto and transparent glazes together with lines I scratch into the copper to produce depth and luminosity.
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About the work
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Each painting is a close view of the natural world. Sometimes, it’s a fragment – a view of trees, a slice of sky, clouds, the patterns of water lilies, reflections in the water. Sometimes it’s the stillness, the light, the color. I use photographs that I take as stimuli. Then, during the process of painting, the initial concept evolves and other things enter in. For me, the process of painting is the solving of problems - color, form, texture, composition – and leads to something that was unknown at the start. During the Renaissance and the Baroque periods in Europe, artists painted on copper, utilizing the reflective qualities inherent in the metal to accentuate a sense of spiritual luminescence in their two-dimensional works. I use copper sheets and apply chemicals to create patinas. I find that the copper surfaces interact with the subject matter in ways that are both apt and surprising. I use impasto and transparent glazes together with lines I scratch into the copper to produce depth and luminosity.
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Signed by Artist

Devotion, 2018

Oil Paintings On Copper
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
Boston