I had just completed a very structured commission and wanted to stretch myself and “feel the painting” rather than think it.
At each stage, I stopped to ponder whether or not it was done. Stage 1, gentility; Stage 2, eroticism; Stage 3, landscape; Stage 4, interaction; and Stage 5, vitality. Nonetheless, I pressed on. Had anyone spied me painting, they may have thought I was involved in an aerobic dance -- painting with brush, sponge, knife and fingers with a multitude of colors, twirling the board side to side, top to bottom until I felt it was just right.
Clients have asked for me to quiet it down digitally and interestingly enough, the piece works beautifully as both vibrant and calm. My hope with Gone Wild is that it offers you your desired mood along with the sensations I relished in its creation.
original, private collection, 48 inches x 48 inches
Sold. Private collection.