• Finished oil painting by Scott Hutchison titled Imaginary Grasp of two figures combined in an embrace
  • Second Layer of painting by Scott Hutchison titled Imaginary Grasp of two figures combined in an embrace
  • Underpainting by Scott Hutchison titled Imaginary Grasp of two figures combined in an embrace
An Imaginary Grasp- In Progress (2017)

This oval oil painting is on aluminum (Dibond). This painting is a good example of Scott Hutchison's use of multiple figures and faces to create a more complex composition. The meaning behind most of Hutchison's work is not overt. The narrative depth is quiet, personal, and meant to be left to the viewer to define. The saturated (pinks, purple and green) colors combined with the overlapping poses are a device used to abstract the figure and bring conflict to the scene without loosing the structure of the human form. This piece like so many of Scott's paintings is a delicate dance between photo realism and abstraction, peppeted with psychological undertones.


  • 19" x 24.5"
  • Oil on Aluminum
  • Unframed