An experiment in color, recently completed as a commission for Mike Skoog, wherein he asked if I could do something small enough for his music room, and more colorful than my standard muted palettes.
I went the more impressionistic route with this one, and instead of starting with the colors as I wanted them, I started with the nearest primary colors in their place, and worked downward in saturation and sideways in hue, until I reached this point.
Details are painted so incredibly thin, that I practically painted them with the very corner of a single hair, dropping molecules of paint in a line for stitches and ropes and other details. In this, I am reminded that working smaller is actually harder, not easier, because I still feel compelled to add my standard amount of detail…but in a smaller space (which means eye-strain and neck cramps in spades, and a more time-consuming work).
All the same, sometimes I like working small just for the opportunity to test my patience and practice my hand.
That was the second to last of all the commissions that remained on my plate before Artprize… one more to go, then I am my own man until I sell another…
Signed and dated giclees of this are available for only $25 here for a limited time, or $30 through Etsy