Friday, August 06, 2010

The Date

Though I've been neglecting this blog, I have been keeping myself quite busy. I've been active on a new series with the working title of Glorious Fictions. It is the product of nearly a year of introspection, research, and sketching. I intend for it to be the flagship of my fleet and look forward to going a good distance with it.

The first of these paintings (The Date, shown below) is included in The Cutting Edge, a group show at Portland's Good Gallery. The show opens this evening and hangs through the month.
The Date
Acrylic on Canvas
16"x 8"

These days I'm doing a lot more preparatory work than I used to. (Thanks Kang-O'Higgins Atelier!). Counter-intuitively, I find that the more studies I do, the faster I get to the finish line. If you'd like to check out what I'm working on and see my process, go to my Facebook page The Art of Michael McDevitt. On it I regularly post studies and sketches like the one below. Additionally, I sometimes offer special deals for folks who 'Like' my page.

So, thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for new work.

Study for The Date
Charcoal on Paper
16" x 8"


Daniel said...

Just stumbled by this blog. 'The Date' is a brilliant piece. Very complex.

Michael McDevitt said...

Thanks, Daniel.

I hope you'll check back to see the other 'Glorious Fictions' paintings as they come off of the easel.

As mentioned in the post, you can see preparatory studies of some of the upcoming paintings on my FB page.

Glad you stopped by!

Hungry Hyaena said...

I'm happy to see an update here, Michael!

Konstadina said...

Interesting piece! I'm curious about the letters on the ribbon. Is there a reason for the letters depicted?

Michael McDevitt said...

Konstadina,the letters C,G,A, and T indicate DNA bases. While the quantity of speech ribbon is meant to represent the man's incessant chatter, I chose to use DNA bases to suggest the procreative drive that underlies his advances. This particular sequence of bases is pure nonsense... just like the drivel that this fellow is spouting.