24" x 24" oil on canvasfrom the new Amalfi series. This is another revisited scene from the figures in Here's Looking at You, Kid. The goal was a fresh, new way to look at an ocean scene. I mean, look at how much paint I took OFF to pull in the focus and make the piece interesting! So much goes into these pieces, y'all. Sometimes a good piece happens when you take more paint off than you put on. It's about knowing when to pull back and when to keep pushing. In this case, to push it, I had to pull back.
These pieces are part of an experimental series where I revisited representational work and played with different styles and techniques. So many hours and love and care have gone into each painting, capturing the dreamy island feel of the coast of Italy. Each piece is different and is part of my process to keep my work fresh and do the work that speaks to me. Will I do a series like this again soon? I'm not sure!! I just have to keep painting the images that keep me alive. Who knows what's coming next!