Above the Grid Painting by Melanie Olson

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Close-Up of the toes
Close-Up  of Tiles
Side of Painting - Neutral Grey
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Painting: Oil on Wood.

This piece is based on a series of feet paintings I have been working on since relocating to Cape Breton. The pose of the feet is limited to what I was able to do with my own feet and still be able to photograph.

I feel that this painting is a portraiture, of feet - yes, but also can be an identification of someone you know well. Many of us are able to identify a gait, and many are able to identify the shoes or socks of the person behind that gait. Sometimes you can even tell the mood of the person just by the posture of the feet.

I chose the vivid yellow of the pants to complement the purple of the tile, adding the grey tile to not overwhelm the painting in purple. The use of the geometrical tile floor may seem overwhelming when on its own, but it points the way to the feet.

I regularly paint in oil paints on wood. I like the way the oil paints are absorbed on the wood. I also like the smoother surface when painting on wood. The sides of the painting are a neutral grey acrylic which absorbs and looks matte. The painting is varnished in a matte varnish.


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Above the Grid

Melanie Olson

Canada

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Size: 24 W x 24 H x 1.8 in

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