My mixed media painting, 7 figures—rwz is hanging on display at the Curves fitness center in Mill Valley, CA until the end of July. There has been a great deal of interest in the piece, and quite a bit of speculation about what the painting means. I have posted the following explanation:
Each of the seven images of female nudes began as a digital painting of a live model, in short poses ranging from one to five minutes.
I printed the digital figures on Japanese paper, then cut them out and adhered them to a blank canvas. Acrylic “skins” were added: the spiral shapes and squiggles. Areas of grainy texture were made with Glass Bead Gel. Acrylic paint, including interference purple for iridescence, and pencil strokes were also used.
This painting is part of a series of acrylic and mixed media works that begin with two or more digital paintings of the female nude. The letters “rwz” have no particular significance…. they are simply shapes and serve to help me generate titles for paintings.