Lifted - Collage Oil Painting 12x12"
The simplistic significance of "Lifted" gives it a special place in my heart. The visual of a single, raised hand, the understated yet celebrated color palette, the honor of the halo and all the subtle yet meaningful accent marks resonate with what is true: moments matter.
What is happening in a gesture can be only a glimpse of what is happening in the heart. This painting helps me to remember to notice, to assign importance, and to value what may look small, but is in fact, very grand.
This is a mixed media piece which includes gallery wrapped canvas (12x12x1.5"), oil paint, metallic oil paint, cold-pressed water color paper, graphite, gel medium, and varnish. This collage painting helps express the layers, textures and varying elements that come together to tell the story with more depth, richness and interest than paint and canvas alone.
The painting comes unframed and is painted on all sides. You may select a frame for an additional cost. The frame adds approximately 1" to each side.
Paintings usually ship within 1-2 weeks unframed, 2-3 if framed. Shipping costs are included (approx. $40 value) and the additional cost for the frame is included in that price.
About this collection:
H A N D S
There is a moment when an ordinary gesture or a common movement becomes something more. When a hand is offered and received, when palms open in surrender, or a fist loosens—then these everyday movements become holy. They become more than they were.
Certain positions can represent something greater and deeper than the eye can distinguish. These are the moments that I have attempted to capture in this series. The position of the hands may be common, but the meaning and motivation behind them is hallowed. The ordinary transcends into the sacred, but so quickly it is easily missed. Hopefully these pieces recognize and mark these hidden, holy moments.