The other approach is almost the polar opposite of the first. This is much more of an academic approach to painting. I first conceptualize an idea in a pencil sketch, then a drawing with a full range of values and then the final painting. The “Harbinger” series started out as a portrait of my dreaming self-conscious. It evolved into a succession of paintings of floating celestial beings that represented the seasons, gods, goddesses and ghosts.

Combining dream imagery, I appropriate iconography from the ancient past to popular culture. I then endeavor to create a sense of powerful myth and magic in the hope that I may create my own objects of reverence.
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