Medusa was my first attempt at composing a painting on an oval surface. This fantastically painted surrealistic piece contains a signature style of realism. The colors I used to describe the light and volume of the figure are vibrant and sharp. This haunting composition focuses in on the face surrounded by hands that pull, melt and protrude from her form. I composed the hands and fingers in such a way that they almost seem alive. Like the snakes in Medusa's hair. Watch a quick video that I posted to Instagram as I paint the first layer below.
Swipe through the images to see my painting process. I often begin with a graphite drawing, then apply an initial underpainting layer. This is thinned with Liquin and applied as one monotone color, or multiple colors that directly relate to the final piece. To see more of my painting process and additional updates join me on Instagram.