Bellow are the details:
This summer I decided to start a new group of paintings that are very different in style and approach.
I sort of reinvented myself. I realize it may be difficult to tell in this digitally image (view the detail for a close up) but my approach to painting has changed dramatically. This new direction allows me to scratch, scrap, splatter and paint like never before. It is as though the paintings are really part of me. I get my hands into the work and move the pigment as if I am creating a sculpture.
The paintings revolve around objects, tools and still life that are from my father, grandmother and other objects that have some sort of unique and historically value to me and my life.
This still life of this old wood plane was left to my wife and I after my wife's Grandmother died a few years ago at the age of 103. She was very meticulous about all her antique items and this old plane was no exception. It belong to her husband, my wife's Grandfather, who worked on a farm in Ohio.
I will be posting more work from this new series in a few days.
This painting is on canvas and is 14" x 18". I used oil, acrylic and tempera to compose this painting.
Detail: (Click to view)