Feb 2017- A new series of gestural paintings started to come together in my studio this month. Using a bullfighting motif, these paintings are all loosely executed with a shared palette across all the canvases.
Below are some of the in-progress pictures of the paintings. Each painting is on a 40″x40″ canvas, with the most recent picture of the paintings at the end. I really enjoy the gestural quality of the bull, the mythic grace of the matadors. Together, they’re classic imagery, but the energy in the paintings gives me more to work from than just a simple figure/ground relationship. There’s a dynamic that I really enjoy seeing in these paintings and they should look great finished.