Newer Gentler Rebirth
Piece description from the artist
My work is often marked and affected by the season in which it's created. It's always a personal pleasure to look back at groups of work from particular months to wonder about the stylistic shifts and choices that seem specific to weather and time. For example, with a work like "Newer Gentler Rebirth" – which was created in October, 2012 – there remains a residual vividness and pleasant intensity of color that is typically indicative of most of my summer work. The portraiture, though obscured intentionally by a layer of gel medium, is much clearer of composition and posture. Some work from muddier months reflect the weather's effect with confusing proportions and shadowy compositions, lots of grayed out surfaces, etc..
I consider this piece, for most intents and purposes, to be a study that I hope to realize further as the warmer months of 2013 draw closer.