Die by the Drop
“Die by the Drop”
acrylic, graphite & colored pencil on 24″x30″ canvas
You’ve seen the progress of this piece in a couple of previous posts (part one and part two) and those who follow me on Twitter or Facebook saw a nearly complete version late one night. Now “Die by the Drop” is done and ready to show.
This artwork went through quite a change from beginning to end. It started life as a photo and then turned into a painting. The original image served as a guide and model since I painted directly over the photo. It was a new process for me that I got the idea to do during a road trip a couple months ago. While I think it has a slightly different feel compared to how I normally create figures freehand, I’m pleased with the results.
Much of my artwork explores my psychological, philosophical, and existential thoughts and ideas. There are a couple of ways I look at this painting. One is melting away into oblivion and the other is trying to stay whole or be a complete person. In fact, I think it’s a combination of both. Also, since I originally used a photograph in this piece, it also deals with my ideas of distorting reality and questioning what’s real.
And here you thought I was all about naked girls. Well, truth be told, I do like them. However, one night I started developing a theory about my reasoning behind that which ties into my thoughts about existence.