Searching through interiors for places which resonate as fictional or stage sets suggesting illusion, drama and nostalgia. Monochrome steps away from reality and here I've chosen Dioxazine Purple to generate a the violet veil of night. The opulently appointed period rooms in the Metropolitan Museum afford these flights of fancy. I've always loved leaving galleries of paintings and sculpture entering rooms decorated to recreate period architectural interiors. Like the paintings and sculpture the rooms are illusory in the staging and lighting. Candles pretend to burn tiny tongues of fire. Windows allow raking light from faux sunlight off stage. It's always felt like walking onto movie sets between scenes. I want these sensations in my paintings. Note: This piece ships unmounted. It requires framing to be properly displayed.
Medium Used: Oil and pencil on 140 lb. watercolor paper