Focus on the Head and the Heart


Acrylic on canvas
2016
Size 300x300mm

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Above: Focus on the Head

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Above: Focus on the Heart

Alright folks. I hope this blog finds you well.
My plan to paint at least one painting a month kinda worked and failed at the same time. I have started at least one painting per month bit alas I haven’t succeeded in finishing one a month.

For this blog I bring you 2 paintings which I created with the intention of making them combine like one Devastator transformer. I’ve been distracted by “Focus on the Head” and “Focus on the Heart“.

While one painting sits on a black background the other sits on a white background. They both feature a middleground of random messy stripes much like some of the other paintings I have created. The paints I used varied not just in colour but also texture, so some of the stripes feel thicker and stand out from the canvas when viewed close up. I intentionally made them as messy as I could so they lacked uniformity which varies from the other paintings. The statement piece in the foreground of each painting is intended to stand out above the messy middleground so had to be good. These were only really practise pieces so I went with familiar images for the foreground objects. A heart in “Focus on the Heart“, and a skull on “Focus on the Head“. Like other paintings you’ll see in my collection I’ve parked the heart and skull towards the lower left corners so they don’t stand out too much, I wanted the eyes of the viewer to be forced to journey to focus on the foreground images.

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What do they mean?
Who cares, they’re just paintings with things in them and don’t represent a deep message about contemporary living, our past or our future. I wanted them to look a little bit decent if they were put on one of my walls and in that I think I’ve succeeded.

As ever, thanks for reading and checking out my art work. I’ve got some more posts coming up very soon, like I said; I’ve started a few and will be finishing them soon. Multitasking seems to come in waves for me.