My artistic intent is always to create intriguing metaphorical and symbolically nuanced pieces for viewers who enjoy spending time studying and interpreting an image. Generally, I have a mind and heart for bright and vivid colors, so I don't usually create pieces that are predominantly dark or black, but here is one of those exceptions.
Lately, I have been wrestling with dark memories and feelings of resentments from my past. This piece sprang from my efforts to purge those feelings and eliminate their drag on the more optimistic bend which I prefer to cultivate and project.
Shared for your hopeful enjoyment; a small copy of the entire work (1.8 inches by 2.8 inches - landscape format @ 200 dpi) with three "actual-size" out takes.
"Haunting Memories" - original size 11 x 17 inches (landscape format) @ 200 dpi
Actual Size - This winged character is one of my favorites in this piece. I especially enjoyed the owl like appearance I was able to achieve with the face.
Actual Size - close up of the entrance to the castle/monastery/citadel with business suited demon head guard
Actual Size - robed figure herding one of the skeletons toward the castle/monastery/citadel
I had to take some breaks during the creation of this piece ("Haunting Memories"). Although the constant exposure to the darkness of the above piece temporarily increased the sensitivity of my retina to colors, which was fun, the grayness also seemed to seep into my consciousness and sour it, so I took some creative breaks to create some brightly colored items that could freshen my mind back up. Below is one of the pieces that came form those breaks. I fully plan on working this one much further.
Work in Progress - as yet untitled
- Best Wishes To All