|'If it really is' acrylic on canvas 24x18 (c) Loren Fidalgo 2016|
I am in love with this painting. Don't know the psychology behind it however, this painting really speaks to me. I am lovin' all the texture in it. I also love the way the color moved around the canvas. I some times do not like how I interpret color. I struggle at times with it and varying the shades of a colors when I am mixing on the palette. It's not that I don't see the colors, actually it's quite the opposite. I see and feel colors so deeply it's as if I can feel them in my body. I often need to touch a color to understand it's meaning and message. I am compelled to try to hold the colors in my hands, move and manipulate them and only then do I understand what they want to say and do. I am just in between the colors, sort of a mode of transportation, and the canvas surface. Color has a language all it's own and some times I can not make sense of it. So I am challenged often by it's control. I however, do not mind it.
In this painting, the buildings are conveying emotion to me. The texture is so thick on the canvas. I enjoyed painting the layers of texture. I used a palette knife for the entire painting. I think the buildings are painted in a way that captures my attention because of the layering of one on top of another. They are also painted partially there and partially not there, like they are playing, peek-a-boo! They are painted as if they have degraded and have been distressed on the canvas or to the viewer's perception. I love moving the paint around the canvas with the palette knife.
I have been getting into creating shades of different blues in my paintings. I try to see how many shades I can come up with. It makes the process so much more fun and you can never have enough of that!
So, that is a wrap up. Leave a comment if you would like to.