Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 24″ x 36″
This painting is more figurative than my regular Plastic Space Abstract pieces. I began as usual with a realistic drawing and began abstracting the couple but they kept returning to a more realistic pose. It was the light that shines on their profiles that dictated the overall balance of this piece. Sometimes my paintings take over and so I tend to go with it and see where it takes me. This one surprised me in the outcome and has its own balance between abstract and realism. I was still able to capture the Plastic Space elements in the background and blend the couple so they flow with the sweeping motion of this kiss. I worked in layers beginning with the couple and then into the background careful to balance the direction of the eye as the viewer explores the couple to the background and back again to the couple.