This week's piece is on one of my newer works from my Fourfold series. To know more about that series, you can find it here or click on the photos. On Break is a part of my Disparities series that focuses on the similarities & differences between generations. Usually on their lifestyle, morals & values, and physical appearance. There are some instances where we carry on the tradition that our parents, grandparents, etc., to keep the lineage alive, and sometimes it gets lost as future generations succumb to assimilation in new homelands for an easier transition.
On Break is a life size done painting in watercolor and modeling paste on paper. I've done life-size drawings before, but this was the first I've done it in watercolor. The paper is Strathmore. It's smoother than what I'm use to working with. I used modeling paste tinted with watercolor to give it some texture and break the fluidity and interactions that water does with pigment.
Doing figures this big in watercolor, I don't think I'll ever go back to doing smaller ones. I take it back, of course I'll do smaller ones. These large ones however allow me to have that freedom, keeps me on my toes, and allows me to experiment.
This piece and my Fourfold series will be on view at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art for the Emerging Artists show from Aug 29th(reception 5pm-7pm)-Oct 4th in Novato, CA.