Two fields of focus

Here's a new painting I did recently... a fun experiment with two fields of focus.

It's got a flat kind of abstrack Alex Katz thing going on in the front with a flatness that plays against the depth of the background colors.

I can see adding figures at some point... maybe taking it in a slight poetic narrative direction or something. Anyhow, I was quite pleased with how it came out.

One of my biggest influnces is April Gornik... who's paintings are just amazing.


At 1:17 AM, Blogger janee said...

John, These are lovely. Have you ever tried illustrating in this same style?

At 7:14 AM, Blogger John Nez said...

Thanks Janee... glad you like them.

I think it'd only be possible to do illustrations of very simple things... folktales, outdoor scenes... that sort of thing.

Wouldn't want to try any 'crowd scenes' in this style!

At 12:52 PM, Blogger janee said...

It would be awesome for folktales. Hey! You should do one!


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