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.

7 Comments:

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...

Outstanding!

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

Beautiful work.






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

There really is a beautiful luminosity here; stunning work!
-Jeff

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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