Lake Ouachita, Arkansas
The hardwood panel loomed - our easel nowgetting closer to meeting its match. I remember the first “huge” painting of the first series- a 30x30. Then it was a 36X48. Now, a 48x60. Looking at this blank canvas, I recalled how it felt to think there’s no way we’d finish in time, each time we did a new size.
This image was conceptualized, sketched and the photo shoot was taken in both day and night. Our model wears an antique nightgown that slid of her petite shoulders. My grandmothers’ antique Spanish hairpin stands resolute in her dark satin hair. It was a treat to work with her- she stood on rocks in the water, bent, held up a very heavy lantern and looked forlorn for us.
In her eyes you can see the fierceness of woman but also the softness, desire and hope. The cascading fabric and her skin reflect the warmth she feels inside. Who is she waiting for? Her expression is resolute. How many nights does she come and wait?
The moment was perfect. The feeling, exactly what I’d hoped for. We pushed ourselves in concept and size. This is a fully original painting. I’m so excited about that; can’t wait to see at the end of this year what we have created. “Vigil”
48x60 | Oil on Panel
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Michelle Chen stands beside her oil painting which is currently on display at our Gallery Show at Visual Arts Mississauga for the week (Oct 16th-22nd). She will also be exhibiting her work at our Fall Art Show this weekend.
Oct 20th from 7pm to 9pm
Show continues with live demos
Oct 21st - Oct22nd 10am to 4pm
JUSTIN BOWER @jbower23...... Much like Francis Bacon and Da Vinci of generations past, Bower uses paint as an instrument of dissection and inquiry. Flesh acts as a complex veneer, functioning as a biological boundary from externalized technologies; all the while the viewer realizes that the same externalized technologies are always already inside the subject........
Currently on view @hommegallery by appointment only. #hommegallery#justinbower#losangeles
Im not a morning person at all. But it felt so good when woke up in the morning, too early...Met the freshness, The sanctuary, The real life. Its called all the good things. Dear God : Im blessed, Im thankful ! 🍃
Canvas in process. Different layers of the composition and stages of finalization,
the '' sketchs colored '' and the test of pigment. ''The love mercy born between black wings . ''
2nd canvas of Obtober .