Tuesday, November 28, 2006

New paintings

I have some new paintings to post in the mixed media section that I'm excited about.
They incorporate images (photographs) of places that I've photographed and integrated
into the background. I've used photos (some of them vintage) of people as well. I find the
combination of reality versus a made up still life is intriguing. It really adds to the story telling
aspect of the painting and makes for stronger emotional involvement by alluding to a another
time and place being represented in the one image. It is also a different
approach to painting a portrait, where the sitter is now in the background and the imagery is there to

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