Thursday, August 23, 2012

Progression: Angkor in Color

Here is the painting I worked on from January to May of this year. 

Ever since going to Cambodia in 2010, I have been absolutely fascinated by the carvings and patterns of Southeast Asian art. It is fantastic. To honor the beauty in this part of the world, I wanted to create a painting based on a photo I took of a relief sculpture at the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The place was covered in relief sculptures—miles and miles of the carvings covering almost every exposed stone. 

I added my own spin by experimenting with color and light. Sometimes the patterns drove me a little crazy... they just keep on going! I thought it would never end. But it did, and I am happy with the result.

This is how it grew.

And finally, the finished product:

Angkor in Color.
Oil on canvas. 16x20in. 
Application with palette knife and brush (mostly brush).

Hope you like it! 

And if you know anyone interested in buying it... lemme know. :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Return.

New blog layout. New camera. New home (well, relatively).

Just a few things from life, as it has been of late.

Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think!

Next time: bringing back the painting progression feature with a new work!