In titling the piece "Jack", I am focusing on the boy in an intimate way. The story behind this work is the relationship of Jack in the foreground with a strong willed man in the background. My hope is for each person to imagine more than the painting is showing. The painting is carefully rendered in a realistic style but with the freedom of creating an image that does not exist. With this creative freedom, I can add elements that help the artwork tell a story. My hope is for each person to imagine more than the painting is showing. For me, Jack faces off with authority. The split between light and dark helps reinforce this. The relationship raises questions. Did Jack commit some offence? Is he rebelling against an expected action? Has he accepted the task? Did he accept the challenge but knows it is wrong?
Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas - standard size. The edges are painted and may be hung straight out of the box. If a frame is desired, this work will fit a standard open back frame. Quality inexpensive frames can be found at Dick Blick. http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-simplon-plein-air-frames/
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas