Monday, February 01, 2010

New Painting on IanCastruita.com!

I'm very happy to announce that the new painting, which I've decided to title, Abandonment, is up on my portfolio website! The painting is the result of two years of being off and on worked on - unfortunately more "off" than "on". What can I say, I've had other things to do!

But gratifyingly it is done now, and I'm planning on finding a location to display it as soon as next month if possible. Although I'd love to hang it up somewhere right now, the paint is still drying, and probably won't be fully dry for a few months (oil painting is a slow art).

Later this month I'll be trying to draft up a "Behind the Front Lines" post to discuss what went into this painting's preparation and inspiration. A lot of my traditional fine art stuff like this tends to be built pretty heavily on top of structure and meaning, and I hope that anyone really curious about this painting will find the rant interesting.

So, for right now you can view it at my portfolio website. Be sure to let me know what you think!