I also have two more pieces in the works. I will probably be using some anatomical drawings, especially bones, in these pieces. I have always been fascinated with anatomy (I can name about 80% of the bones in a body of the top of my head) and have used bone and heart drawings in previous paintings. I also realize that there is a slight morbid connection between these images of people now long gone and having random bones (or teeth as in the above image), which implies death, juxtaposed with them. I want to play with it and make it a subtle aspect of the paintings. Of course, I say this now, but tomorrow when I am actually painting, it may not work or I may feel differently. Either way, I am liking the more spontaneous nature of these paintings.
|The pre-waxed stage of this painting.|