Thursday, July 10, 2014
VIRTRUVIAN FLY - WINGS OF GOLD
Oil on Stretched Canvas
6' x 4'
As some of you know, I have been painting the Dragonfly for several years now. Originally, I started painting small scale studies of these magical creatures with a focus on their colorful bodies. But as time went on my attention shifted from the body to high lighting the wings -- the true essence of the dragonfly. And in doing so, the canvas size seem to grow as well. As an artist, its been amazing to see the evolution, in my process, style, palette, size and composition. It's been absolutely transforming.
I say this with much gratitude and surprise, that this IS by far my best painting ever! Last year I was commissioned to create a site specific, large scale Dragonfly painting that had depth, meaning and symbolic references - significant to my client and the mystical reflection of the dragonfly.
The words are written backwards and reads as follows;
"The Dragonfly spirit is the essence of winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment: and the communication from the elemental world. It's medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing. Reminding you must consciously make an effort to express your hopes, dreams, needs and wishes. You can turn to the dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation...."
Thanks for looking!