The most recent piece I've done got way overlooked on the Facebook (which happens more often than I like). I never did post it on here, so I will now. It's called The Blood of the Martyrs, and it's a bit of a follow-up to another recent one of mine called To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain.
|The Blood of the Martyrs|
Oil on canvas
I don't have much left to do in 2014, and I have quite a few thoughts about where I'm heading in 2015. It's going to be a year of new directions. Recently, I've learned that I need something new if I am to have more financial success, which is my main priority right now. I still absolutely love portrait and figurative painting, and you'll still be seeing some of that in the coming year, but I've decided to shift focus and do more nature and still life work that will hopefully appeal to a greater audience. I've also chosen this focus so I can work exclusively from life in my paintings (almost exclusively, anyway). I'm planning on experimenting with some elements of abstraction, as I did in The Blood, and also earlier in Abbey's portrait. Don't get me wrong, I have no intention whatsoever of becoming an abstract painter. I wouldn't dare think of doing such a thing. I'm only talking about integrating elements of abstraction in the design of my paintings. You'll see what I mean later. Like I said, new (and hopefully exciting) directions.