Here’s a piece I started 2 years ago, entitled Painting with Andy Warhol. My vision 2 years ago was interpreting this “group portraiture”, inspired by the Dutch masters, as complete. But, I felt there was something missing and it went into hibernation.
I have been playing with fabrics and recycled art. Texture intrigues me. I am getting ready for a show that requires big paintings. Being a true believer that art needs to offer a multi-level of interest, I often times pull out one of my “filed” works and use it as an under painting to re-develop it into its rich potential. That was my approach to this piece.
One of my professors encouraged me to tackle the areas that I loved the most, as these were probably too strong and affecting other areas (cause and effect). I cut up other paintings and attached pieces in shapes to this one. Using oils, I have repainted over many areas also leaving some as they were. I’m quite satisfied with the new results. I rarely regret anything in my life, but I would have liked to have met Andy Warhol. By using some words of his name as “marks” on this canvas, I feel that I am painting with one of my mentors, and my painting becomes a tribute to him.
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