There are four paintings in the gallery currently:
1. Blue Painting
2. Village Made Of Paint
3. Can’t Get Free
4. Away From The Sun
This painting is an attempt at conveying the idea that the search has begun in earnest. The thrust of the painting is not what stands out at first look. To elaborate, the man sitting under the tree is already aware that he will have to go beyond the bright, obvious objects, for example, the Sun – big, blazingly colorful and attractive – in order to satisfy his quest. That’s why his eyes are set on the road, the road that winds behind the mysterious, cool and brooding mountains, furthest away from him, the viewers, and also “Away From The Sun.”
The vigorous brush work in the sun, sky and the fields is intended to set the mood-a sense of turmoil/soul-searching. The hills are cool and contrasting – he has to conquer both and find the balance between “cool” & “hot.” The use of bright, pure colors and high tonality is intended to accentuate the same effect….to give a feeling to the viewer that the man sitting under the tree is “intensely focused” on his quest and all the energy on the canvas is, in fact a reflection of his inner state – both cool & bright — balanced.