incandescent afternoon

Incandescent Afternoon, by masterymistery, 31cm x 23 cm, oils on canvas Incandescent Afternoon, by masterymistery, 31cm x 23 cm, oils on canvas. Finalised September 2012.

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Antares said...

Gorgeous colors, my friend... but I see you're still painting on a micro scale (to save on oils and canvas?) Your work is definitely saleable, if you so wish, but they ought to be large enough not to get lost on a wall :-)

masterymistery said...

Thanks Antares -- I try and work at a range of different sizes, but because my style features a high level of detail, the large canvases take months, if not years to complete. I do absolutely wish I could make a living at it, but so far have yet to be able to make that happen! Which is also why I paint so many small ones: they're easy to send in the mail to my favourite people. At least that way some of the work gets to hang outside the walls of my own home! Thanks for your comment.

nic fredman said...

This is a good painting, but over complicated because if I devide it into seperate paintings, I find more complete paintings that say as much if not more than the whole.

I refer to my Master Klee, the hardest thing is to know what to leave out.

I do like.

SHUBHAJIT said...

very vivid, psychedelic. i don't know the reason but most of your paintings, i observe, yellow or shades of yellow has been used. i don't know much about this art, but i like this one very much.

masterymistery said...

Nic, as I can't draw, and have never bothered to learn the techniques of oil painting, I have to resort to compensatory mechanisms. The main one is to get out of the way and let the paintings paint themselves. The main tactic for implementing that mechansim is: complexity and detail. In the same way that Life emerges from matter when matter achieves a threshold level of ordered complexity, so too does meaning (I believe) emerge from chaos (in art) when a sufficient level of complexity arises. I think... Thanks for your comment-- much appreciated.

masterymistery said...

Shubhajit, I use a lot of yellow for two reasons: 1) it mixes well with other colours to create a huge range of oranges, greens, beiges, creams etc., and 2) it brings a lot of energy (= sunlight?) to a painting. Personally, I don't believe that knowing anything about art adds to or takes away from the emotional/instinctive reaction on encountering it; though knowing about art may add to the intellectual understanding of the work, but to me that is an inferior understanding. Thanks for your comments. Cheers, MM