26 November 2014

'Ghost Love' - Finally, the Final!

For context, process, and concept origin, featuring a vivid dream and a biographical event, visit back to the first few posts:

Ghost Love - The Warning Dream (Stage I)

Painting Progress - Ghost Love (Stage II)

Catching you up in these next several posts with new content, from portfolio to side projects and events that have been my focus, I am happy to finally get this piece scanned properly and presented! It is long overdue.
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Ghost Love:

'Ghost Love' - The Warning Dream, Watercolor on Hot Press, 13.5x19", 2014.
This personal painting was triggered into being by many interwoven events during a turbulent year of change for me, throughout 2013, and as may be apparent in the tittle, it holds significant value for me. It is melancholy, it is foreboding, it is suspended in a mix of hope and loss, and it is oddly futuristic, while harking back to a past of sorts.

'Ghost Love', Detail One, Watercolor, 2014
It pictures that space between the two, that moment when we could almost see the space closing and their hands grasping tightly again, safe and secure. But it is just enough space for that reunion to be unlikely, just enough space for more to grow from it, and the falling one to fall away for good. 

'Ghost Love', Detail Two, Van Gogh-esque Dream Sky Over A Mediterranean Coast, Watercolor, 2014
Ultimately, it is meant to function as a kind of frozen vision, memory, or knowing. A preservation, of sorts.

What an excellent function, of the many, that art has.

And here again is the graphite preliminary version I worked from:

'Ghost Love', Preliminary, Graphite, 13.5x18", 2014
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Always remembering,
Never forgotten,

Preview Preliminary - 'Abolishing Monsters'

I have a number of works to interject here before the end of the year turns over into 2015!

Dear followers and friends, I know I haven't posted anything in quite some time, and I intend to rectify that, despite the fresh batch of heavy winter weather that has my need for scanning finished or process works severely thwarted...

I have here a preview of a piece that is indeed finished, but has yet to be rescanned correctly. (Long story, but in short, it's too large for scanning in one piece, and the attendant at Office Max fudged one half, making them unsuitable to merge into one file...I need to get it done again).

I'm quite excited about the piece, though. It's called 'Abolishing Monsters', and is in it's finished state, pre-painting.

Once I get the scans merged into one satisfactory file, I shall post it in all it's glory here, but for now, here is a preview:

'Abolishing Monsters', Graphite, Top Half, 2014
Studio Process Shot, Graphite Hands!
Check back for the finished upload, and for more on the content, as well as further recent work and project updates - I'm catching everyone up!