Virtuoso is a super vibrant piece that is full of color, life, and movement. A real eye-stopper.
Man, oh man. I’m pretty sure I have never created a painting with so many colors at once. I used almost every color I had on hand – save for black and white; which is ironic, since I use it on most pieces.
But I’ve been trying to stretch myself a little lately – using slightly different techniques, or colors palettes or – gasp – not using black and white in every piece.
With Virtuoso, I feel like there’s almost this chaotic balance to it – like it’s there, but not in a traditional sense. The colors grab you, and pull you along, then most of them just… fade away.
My Quest to Be a Virtuoso
A year and a half ago, when i started, I had the idea that I wanted to be a famous painter. I realized how selfish that was. I also modeled myself after Jackson Pollock, and wanted to BE the next Jackson Pollock. After thinking on it these past months, I don’t want that. Not really. I want to be known for my paintings – yes, and still do – but for doing my own thing; not someone else’s.
Virtuoso, this painting, is an embodiment of the idea that I had that I do still want to be remembered for my painting – but because they were mine, not replications of other people’s. I get that they may, inherently, look like someone else’s in some way, but that’s okay, as long as it was true to me.
Colors and Lines
What I like most about Virtuoso is that I keep finding myself staring at it. The lines, the color, the movement, I keep running my eyes over it again and again. It’s kind of an exciting painting, really, especially compared to “The Real Me” which was painted on the same day!
If you’re interested in this piece, I’d challenge you to buy it, but only because I think that once you’ve got it, you’ll probably find yourself staring as well.