"Lady and Cello" my latest addition to my modern cubist influenced series. I am definitely stretching the boundaries that I am comfortable with such painting but I happen to be very happy with the creative direction I went with this work, not just with the colors and the style but the subject also. Of the four paintings done so far subject wise this is probably my favorite and I tried to be very original. I will let the viewers decipher all the nuances of the piece and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
This painting titled ….(well I am still working on a title) was done in a manner very different from the way I generally paint. This one was done in a rush with a lot of spontaneity and urgency. I did not think a lot as I worked through this piece, the divided regions do not have a fine coming together of colors or a fine crisp line dividing them but rather have big bold brush strokes dividing regions with the hope of conveying the big picture. And the result of this rush job, I love it. It is very different from anything I do, well outside my zone of comfort but at the same time I find it immensely captivating. I feel it at some level it borders on the style of Cezzane but I should probably not have his and my name in the same paragraph ever. This is also the farthest I have pushed myself in a sense of impressionism and abstraction and yet feel comfortable with it. It isn’t for everyone but it is definitely new boundaries I am pushing myself to like.
Here is the next painting with a mild cubist influence along with my own creative style incorporated. The lady in the hat was my way of combining a sense of contrast realism as I tried to convey with the face and the hair combined with a blend of planar, cubist sense around the rest of the image. I particularly fell in love with the manner in which I approached this painting with the colors, the way I chose to divide the image and the blending. I also had a great deal of confidence through various stages of the painting, something I can rarely say about any of my earlier works. Anyways let me know what you think about this work.