Strings...connectedness...heartstrings...an oil portrait of Nate
Strings oil/canvas 30 x 40 x 1.5
Our lives are full of connectedness, those strings which lead to others, those strings that tug at our hearts. Strings is a work that seemed nearly effortless, due, I believe, to my emotional connection to the guitarist, my son. A fairly detailed sketch helped to provide a map for what I hoped to achieve....at this point I am concerned only with values and their movement throughout the work. My color notations included: violet, green and yellow. This hues would help to support the moody feel of my perceptions. I love the implied motion of the guitarist's right hand. For me, this amount of indication is right on target. Sometimes, for me, continued rendering leads to a tightness that becomes just too self-contained and seems to lose its service as a pathway to other areas of the work. I am quite satisfied. I am quite happy.