From sketch to painting: Mr. Time

I am trying today to post a more in depth analysis of the art I make and give the viewer the possibility to see how my work evolves.

What I usually do is I draw sketches with ideas and these sketches are being turned into paintings.

For example “Mr. Time” a painting featured earlier on this blog, has its basis sketch.

Initially, the idea behind the original sketch was too visualise the unexpected figure behind the mask. The sun itself. 

It was intended to give the sun human attributes. Somehow portrait this celestial element into the human character.

Then I started painting and it suddenly occurred to me that instead of a mask the “sun” can hold a clock. It all became quite clear afterwards – the sun, walking on the moon, reflecting its light. I was painting time. I added the contrast day-night on the background and there it was.

Mr. Time. The beholder of seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, ages.

It was a sudden switch of direction of which I am myself quite impressed of.
PS: I might consider continuing these series “From sketch to painting…”. It is kind of “behind the scenes…” But for art.
Cheers!

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