Little Jimmy, No Sprinkles
This painting is my favorite that I’ve done yet. I throughly enjoyed the process of painting this time around and felt like I solved a lot of problems easily while making it, even though it took me a relatively long time to finish. I am finding the larger scale paintings much more rewarding than the smaller ones I was working on before. Somehow, I naturally fell into painting the figure in a more flat, simplistic and illustrative manner, using less blending of tones and more filling in small shapes with solid color.
I am interested in the process of painting, a time-honored practice that I thoroughly enjoy and constantly learn from. Lately, however, making paintings has left me a little bit frustrated with its inherit limitations of flatness, solidity, and two dimensionality. This is why I have also been creating three-dimensional, transparent dioramas. I am going to paint my next painting on a transparent surface, perhaps with layers, to see what kind of bridge this might make between my paintings and dioramas.