Oil on canvas
48″ x 36″
At one time i sought to deconstruct my vanity but i went too far and now i need to build it back up again.
Color recipe: This CoLorField canvas started (below L) with a quick sketch of my friends as first layer in acrylic paint. Then i added a pale green wash with a few neutralizing colors (yellow and alizarin). i never intended this to be a portrait; rather, the lines of the figures give an additional dimension and texture to the final piece. Lastly, a Thalo blue green layer covers the canvas and represents (to me) a celebration of the early season vineyards here in Sonoma County: the green leaves, pale yellows of straw, golden chardonnays and sauvignon blancs. The 3 friends are still underneath all of it.
A turn to a more mono-chromatic palette.
This piece shall be among my “Pairings” series