With the approach of yet another summer, my mind and body begin to shift towards the creation and exposure of my inner thoughts. But this season is not only devoted to the escape of scholars from universities, it is also home to many beautiful ceremonies. These ceremonies often involve two people promising their undying love for each other. In colloquial terms, it's wedding season. This was the inspiration behind this piece. In order to capture such an event I needed to go big. This means I used a much bigger canvas size than I am usually known for, a 20"x24". But this could not be the only change that needed to be made. The spirit and style of this summer is iredecent paint. This means that the paintings must come alive in different times of the day from different angles of light. They must shine and represent the beautiful subjects and concepts they represent.
This leads us to a small discussion on what the piece was painted with. Since the concept required perfection, time was not spared. My goal was to capture the beauty of a bride during her wedding day, but in a candid manner. I love pictures that are taken off point and this is something that drives my art in general. To capture this beauty I decided to use gold iredecent paint to bring out such features as her head dress and accent the top portion of her dress. This gold would than be mixed with a variety of other colors to create a sense of grandure. Gold hexagons were painted to represent the iredecent shine of brides in terms of their joy and elegance. In almost every wedding photo that you will see, there is this presence of a glimmer, intentional or not, it is inherent to the beauty of weddings. In my goals to capture this glimer, the good hexagons were painted heavily with multiple coats to insure their shine and glimmer once the light meets the canvas.
The creation of part of this piece can be seen in the "me at work" section.
Grumbacher oil paint, iredecent gold acrylics
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