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New Painting, “Absolute: Priority” Entices & Obstructs

New Painting, “Absolute: Priority” Entices & Obstructs

by Daric Gill

fine artwork by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Priority” Oil paint on reclaimed burled maple. 12” x 12”. 6.5.21

There is potency in a quiet voice when challenging a cacophony. My latest painting, “Absolute: Priority”, might be such a story. But in truth, I am still not sure if it is a soft candle emerging from a dark cave or a whispered yell squelched into polite submission. Perhaps it is meant to be a bit of both. Yes, perhaps it is both. Read on for more.

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Contemporary oil painting by Daric Gill

New! Centering Around Newest Painting

Creating Absolute: Centered

by Daric Gill

Absolute: Centered, Oil on reclaimed red oak barn wood. 14 3/4” x 13”. 6.10.15.
Absolute: Centered, Oil on reclaimed red oak barn wood. 14 3/4” x 13”. 6.10.15.

Today I debut my latest painting, Absolute: Centered. Two concentric circles, aged and worn looking, hide behind a piece of masking tape and locust tree leaves. The frame, like most all my frames, is handmade. Quarter sawn oak has a unique figure that I felt matched the aesthetic undulations in the work itself.

Nail holes, gouged scarring, and rough mill marks add character to the background wood. The cool blue base color offers a rare opportunity to use orange paint (which tends to blend in if the natural wood color is present).

I can already tell that this piece is an exciting transitional piece. Enthusiasm builds as I  anticipate what direction this will take me.


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