Jaguar Painting by David Holcomb

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The artwork framed on the worktable, with paint and brushes nearby to indicate scale.
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Painting: Acrylic on Wood.

"Jaguar", 2015, acrylic and cut-paper collage on plywood, 24 inches tall by 20 inches wide (60 x 50 cm).

Gypsum and washes of acrylic are layered and sanded through several cycles to create a scratched and energetic surface, on which large brushstrokes of strong, warm colors serve as forms. The brushstrokes are themselves layered with colored paper cut into forms mirroring the brushstroke shapes. A scattering of sinuous lines and circles serve to reinforce overall rhythms.

The resulting image has the feel of the hieratic and monumental constructions of Central American fresco and bas-relief, while the colors are evocative of tropical fabrics, flowers, and light. Gestural swirls and curves float above the main form, suggesting movement and rhythm within the dark, earthy space.

The painting is on lightweight 1/4” plywood, lightly varnished for UV protection and framed in a wood “floater” frame, ready to hang; it is signed and dated both front and back, with title on back.


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Jaguar

David Holcomb

United States

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Size: 20 W x 24 H x 1 in

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