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21st Aug 2017Posted in: Latest News Comments Off on Inversion
Figure-Ground Disturbance

My paintings all focus on a figural form, but one appears transparent, as it simultaneously registers as foreground object and background space. For example in Psyche Domination  her skin has a hard time competing with colors of the cast image, so if I cross the female figure with a beautiful insect, her skin becomes the color of the insect.  Painting from a digitally manipulated image is hard because the colors overlap and are difficult to mix. I have to layer the paintings in the order shapes appear within the scene. It’s easier to paint the figure first in some pieces and then glaze over the desired color instead of applying the color directly.