It's been a busy start to this new quarter! But its spring quarter of my senior year. The excitement of new classes with a new schedule has delayed my recent posts. I wanted to share some updates on my newest paintings and some experiments.
Beautiful Betrayal (2015) is reliefed work based upon Pinnacle Mountain in Little Rock, AR. I hiked this mountain a few years ago. It was a spur of the moment idea, so my ex-friend, my brother-in-law and I hiked it. I was in flip flops and we lacked enough water. But the real reason I depicted this event and place was it holds the memory of the last time that we all had a good time. That friend and I had a huge falling out later that year. And I haven't gotten along with my brother-in-law very well since. Anyhow those memories placed in such a beautiful painting gave the piece a weird yet serene feeling.
I haven't come up with a title for this work. But the recent rain and fog, the Louisiana landscape and the mountains all inspired this one.
In progress shot of this work. It is also lacking a title, but it comes from Spy Rock, Virginia. It was one of the stops on the Appalachian Trail backpacking trip that I took freshman year of high school. That trip held many memories for me. One thing I find interesting about painting mountain scenes is how deceiving that can be. Yes going on top of a mountain and experiencing that awesome feeling does occur but when you're not there you remember all the crazy feelings and moods that originally surrounded that experience.
One thing I am working on is a forest scene with my new wood burning tool.
Anyways that's my week!