24″x24″ Oil on Canvas
The naming of this piece was really bothersome to me. Struggled really hard with it and I’m not sure why. It could be that the composition is one that has been done before to the point of this being derivative. However, it’s something that I’ve had in mind to do for a while and wanting to play around with differing types of textures I went with the muse. Plus I really like using these yellows and blues.
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My craptacular skills as a photographer don't really show the textures well. Hopefully, that will change when I get new photos taken for prints and everyone can see the textures better.
The texture is a little hard to judge from the resolution, but I love the way the green bleeds just slightly into the yellow. The blue texture is very strong and almost echos the green's texture, but is more exaggerated. The yellow almost seems rushed or incomplete, but the hint of blue behind it and its juxtaposition to the textured blue and green makes it a really nice, quiet complement to the chaos of the other two layers.
It kind of reminds be of that decorative wall style where there's wall paint above a carved wooden board that tracks around the room, and beneath it is wallpaper.
I can see the struggle with the name. To me 'Foundation' implies that this is you working on the foundations of texture work. Maybe I wouldn't think that if I hadn't read your description, but the connection might still be there.
I think you should definitely work with texture more. Texture can be such a powerful element in oil paintings! It'd be interesting to see this as a series, or do others in different colors with slightly different compositions
The photo that I took doesn't do the painting justice; the textures aren't represented well and the colors are off a bit. But I'm happy with the end result of the painting and that something about it draws you to it.