The “Hoi Polloi” of My Imagination

The Hoi Polloi”

“The Hoi Polloi”Otherwise known as the common people

As I have said, in recent years, painting has not been a process of planning and designing.  I start by applying a texture, and then pushing and pulling it, lightening or darkening it as areas and shapes emerge.   As I was finalizing this small oil painting,(12”x16”) the various elements took on the appearance of creatures and beings. These are not fancy, not powerful, but  distorted in shape and   humble in form.  They are welcoming and warm, receptive and open to forming a relationship with the viewer.  At least it speaks to me as such.  Just soften your eyes as you look, and wonder at the amazing and odd forms consciousness can inhabit.