Another painting from my In Our Veins series will have a new home. Symbiotic is an acrylic on canvas, 11″w x 14″h. There is a good bit of history to this piece- for starters, it comes from one of the original sketches I did in the early stages of the series. Because I do these sketches while I am currently working on other paintings, it can be quite some time before they come to fruition. Needless to say, I have lived with the concept for Symbiotic for awhile. Also, it was this year’s Best of Show winner in the Surreal Salon held at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art. As a result of my win, it was featured in ads in both Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazine. I’m happy that it will be in good hands and joining a fantastic collection of work.
My latest painting from my “In Our Veins” series is finished! The title of this piece is “Symbiotic” and it is an acrylic on canvas, 11″w x 14″h. I took photos as I went along to give some insight into my process of painting. I started with an initial sketch directly onto the canvas. After laying out the placement of all the animals and the tree roots, I started my first rough layer of paint. Then I continued to build upon the painting with several more layers, working a “section” at a time, each getting more detailed along the way.