New Work, Studio, The Ecstatic Moment.
My intention to layer one or more realistic oil vignettes of beings and objects over the abstract backgrounds, places them in an other world than the one seen more commonly. I like keeping depth of field, contrast, edges, transitions, movement and volume.
|Stone-Cloud 4- all details KS2018|
|Canyonland Detail KS2018|
Some of these backgrounds are really soft. Hard to see unless you are right up close. They show up better in photographs than in person, so I have to work to let them shine. (See Canyonland detail above)
|California Smoke-detail KS2018|
Sometimes the background is so strong (in my opinion) that it is hard to cover over parts of it... or find something that I can place in the "space" and have it stick, and belong to the story convincingly. Of course, I only want to use background that have this amount of "vividness of place" depth of field, and mysterious attraction... so, finding that perfect "thing" to make it pop even more is a challenge and so important.
|Detail "Migrant" (Strangeland) KS2018|