This piece started off as a concept of inversion. I wanted to capture an action and obscure it to seem like it is outer-worldly, in a sense create a style that exclaims the action that is depicted. The action that I choose to use is one that, even in its rawest form, causes a awe and the depiction of perfection. Nothing to me is more spectacular than the force of Nature.
The way the water looks as its being brought up by the force of the woman's hair is the feature that I really focused on in this piece. Originally the image was sketched out using compressed charcoal on the same black background. This is an effect that I hold dear to my heart for it creates this mystical effect, but in this case the technique was not bold enough for the statement that I was trying to make. This is where the Oil paint would make its entrance. Ever so slightly I built up each layer. The foundations of this piece were made using very thin oil paint to give the aqua effect. Once the paint had dried I realized that it still was not enough. And so the story continues for the duration of a few weeks. Each day I would add more and more layers to see if it has created the sense of fullness, awe and perfection. after several dozen layers, the piece that you see was made. This technique of layering is something I like to think I have created. I mix all the paint on the canvas and thin it out using only the brush and various chemicals. the slight hue that is given off in person is also a perfect combination of the oil interacting with the graphite. All in all, this piece is a example of obsession. Out of all of my years of work, I have never spent as much time on a single piece as I have on this one. It is not just oil on canvas, this is truly a piece of my heart and soul.
Oil Paint, Compressed Charcoal, Canvas, Black Acrylics for the background to keep it from interacting with the white oil paint.
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