Acrylic on stretched canvas - 18" x 20"
The first Hornet Moth painting (No. 1) was painted in a realistic style in the early 90s and sold to a collector who may at this time be in the Seattle area. This new version utilizes a new direction in painting that I have been thinking about for some time. Loosely based on the newer paintings of Chuck Close, this "method' allows for the application of color into a painting unrelated to the actual subject. It also takes a simple subject and allows for an energetic interpretation that goes far beyond the actual subject. This is the first experiment of many that I plan to do.