• 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

 

This oval oil painting is on aluminum (Dibond). This painting is a good example of my use of multiple figures and faces to create a more complex composition. The meaning behind most of my 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 my paintings is a delicate dance between photo realism and abstraction, peppered with psychological undertones. I hope this piece is both beautiful and haunting at the same time.

 

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.

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