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:
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. :)