Compositions in gouache and casein paints Old paper of illegible watermark worked by pen and brush; 5 hours on, still not dry details allied in settling as evaporation comes on.
Heart, Diamond, Vimalakirti, too Flower Glow Thus Come One
Diamond Heart Room
Recently I have been looking through old copies of Architectural Digest and finding inspiration from the work of Jean Michel Frank and the like. Some of these paintings are based on interiors I have found and reworked in different ways in terms of furniture design and palette. Each interior sets the scene for a character's interaction. In my sketch book I have done several sketches of small gatherings and interactions between strange-looking elites in these well-curated environments. The two interiors featuring murals are of my own design and composition. I have been interested lately in situating my own murals in fictional rooms as a way to hint at the grandiose nature an interior mural of mine will elicit in one's home.
A few more images from the video above. I came across Casein paint while at the art store the other day. It pairs well with gouache as seen in the portraits above. The first image, with one feminine and one masculine hand, comes from the scenes of traditional Victorian courting within F. Scott Fitzgerald's work This Side of Paradise. I suppose that could be a portrait of the protagonist Amory Blaine. The second is a continuation of portraiture that is non-gender non-ethnic specific. Body is Body.