A little known secrecy about the naming of my paintings is that I enjoy complicated titles which represent the painting in one phrase. In this sense somnolent is breaking the mold. This painting took me upwards of 12 hours of straight painting as the video in my "me at work" section displays in all but 30 seconds. This video unfortunately does not deal with the other 12 hours that were spent texturing and layering portions of the painting. What somnolent is defined as is that of being tired, quiet a perfect title considering I painted it all in one sitting!
The image in this painting I feel gives off a strong sense of euphoria or that of going into a deep sleep, if we want to stick to the definitional theme. There is a weatlth of iredecent colors in the piece. Flowing from rich deep gold to yellow gold all the way to rose gold and hints of pure magenta. This is all carefully accented with a abstract pattern which personally represents s mixture of flower pedals , due to the wonderful summer weather, and that of scales or even a giraffe pattern. I feel it is essential to have many different themes present through my work in order to embody a full broad range of emotions and keep the painting interesting. This piece has been molded with both acrylics and oils to give it this unique charecter. During different times of the day, under different influences of light, this painting will change. It will come alive with every angle insuring that the room stays aware of its ever bold presence.
Assorted acrylic pigment, Grumbacher oil paint
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