Painting: Acrylic, Graphite, Pencil, Conte and Oil Pigment Stick on Canvas.
This piece is part of my "Memory" series in which I am exploring the ideas of history and memory. Marks that are made on us or that we make on others shape who we become. Marks made on the canvas with paint, glaze and various drawing implements are partially hidden or revealed by layers on top of them. In this way the earlier layers are shaping the painting throughout the process. I hope viewers spend time looking past what is on the surface and noticing details that are partially revealed through translucent windows of paint and glaze. Color, form and texture become principle subjects in conveying emotion and energy in this series.
Keywords: painting, black, red, art, white, yellow, abstract, pink, colorado, salmon, Kelley-Cruz