Dean At The Park
Oil on birch panel, 2010, 5"x 7"
Todays painting is really a study in silhouettes and the effects light has when blocked, it doesn't give up that easy! It makes skin glow, it illuminates the hair on your arms. By denying it direct access it seems to over-compensate with intensity. I've always liked seeing the details in something that at first glance just seems a monolithic shadow, it seems more mysterious and maybe more revealing at the same time. I also like the interaction between the man on the right and the dog sizing each other up.