The Lunatic (tentative title) by Chris Evitts
Always in awe of Chris Evitts' artwork, I saw this photo on Facebook and spontaneously commented,
"I don't know how you do it."
Chris' response below, like his art, is classic:
well thanks tom, i do have my methods, i really take each painting as a moby dick like
battle, sometimes the pieces don't work because of my own curses, trying to be too cute, or
trying to be something that i am not. usually a painting
will journey through many layers of lies
and bullshit before the dirt settles in the right spots.
this little painting is a great example, it
seemed to be wallowing in these half formed characters that were distant
and miserable rather
than what i was hoping for, which was something more ballsy. i think the pivotal decision was
introducing black to the pallet. when blues were left to their
own devices the piece couldn't seem
to rise above morose, but once black joined the party, things got a little bit more
edgy and grim.
once black was in the pallet instantly my drawing improved and the drama of the man fearful
of the moon was sealed. below is the painting that wasn't good enough, and had to go...
I love The Lunatic--actually, I covet it. Almost too much to post it for fear of someone else buying it. But that painting and Chris Evitts' words of wisdom are too inspiring to keep to myself, and way too worthy to be lost on Facebook don't you think?
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Thanks for checking this out!