In the Studio
I completed this painting earlier this year. It's comprised of a LOT of layers that create a type of urban fabric. The overall 'technical' components of the painting that define my 'style' still come through but it is the underlying structure of the urban detritus captured in the paint layers that form the true structure of the painting and what I think is my core 'style'. The name of the painting 'Nitty Gritty' is both metaphoric and symbolic.
Also, this painting is heading to the home of a new collector who wanted it to be framed since I only used 3/4" deep standard stretcher bars. I don't typically frame my work but I thought this offered a new opportunity to try something different (see the quote from Winston Churchill below). I reviewed several frame styles and chose a floater frame using Alder which has a slightly red-ish tone when varnished. I like the result
On a sad note, this painting was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County, California in 2017.
"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill