This is a pretty incredible work of art if I say so myself. A bold claim perhaps but it’s not without merit as I will now explain. The basics first though – this is a small-ish sized original abstract painting created with enamel paints. It was the first of three that I painted during a live stream broadcast paint session (see the YouTube video below).
It was a direct result of using a large, custom 3D printed pouring cup with four compartments in it. In fact, I used two of them during the creation of That’s Life and as you can see in the video it’s a series of opposing multi coloured poured semi circles placed at right angles to each other. This was then subjected some centrifugal force on my purpose-built spin table to make the paint flow outwards.
I knew instantly that I was onto something so I stopped after the first spin – anyway, the video will tell you everything you need to know.
What a finish!
The finished painting is a multi-coloured masterpiece of technique and form. The green and orange paints are the carriers here and allow all the other tones to do their thing with spectacular results.
The sheer vibrancy of the colour combination is something to behold – and I know I am making this sound like some kind of epiphany or religious experience but that’s exactly how I felt when I painted it so I have to be able to share that in writing. What you get from it will be entirely personal.
Details are numerous considering the relatively small size of the canvas. Tiny nuances dart out when you least expect it and the sheer number of intricate highlights is almost overwhelming. I promise you that this is every bit as god as I say it is.