Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blue Plate #4

Oil on Canvas 22"x28"
This another work in progress and will be in the exhibition at the Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver.
I keep experimenting with different painting processes. In this piece, I did not begin with an underpainting, which has been the usual way that I start. I am fascinated with the effects of glazed color, applied in thin layers, allowing the white of the canvas to come through. It is a bit daunting to start right into a painting directly on white canvas, however, the purity of color, and the luminescence makes it worthwhile. The effect I am intending is to imply an inner light source, an inner radiation, as well as the traditional "exterior" light source. I am hoping that the viewer will "get" the idea that the inner radiation is a metaphor for consciousness. Not only that we are consciousness, but that the "objective" world is consciousness as well. Metaphysical considerations have always been important on a personal level, and this piece is the first one where I have intentionaly implied some of my musings into a painting method.


Blogger Simon Holzman said...

You really achieved something through this painting, as long as it feels that the light comes from within the subject. Keep on the good job :)

December 18, 2008 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Alvin Richard said...


December 24, 2008 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Aslam said...

Beautiful work.

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December 30, 2008 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger Jeff Hayes said...

There really is a beautiful luminosity here; stunning work!

January 11, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I agree that this method of the white of the canvas showing through is creating that luminosity you are seeking - the colors are just brilliant! I am sure that when this is hung on a wall, no one will be able to pass by it without stopping - it is just so beautiful!

March 2, 2009 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger becky joy said...

Incredible work. The lighting is wonderful.

March 11, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Mazhar Shah said...

Wow!! I am really impressed your this post and looking foreword latest one like this.
Plastic Card.

November 26, 2010 at 11:49 PM  

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