|Prometheus A.I. Donato Giancola 32″ x 42″ Oil on Panel|
A new addition to my Empathetic Robot series, Prometheus A.I. A few close ups are below for those interested in textures, color layering, and mixing on the surface of the painting.
One of the aspects I have learned to love about oil painting is that it is always a forward moving and mostly additive process. Corrections can only be made by over writing the old information, thus you always have to work with a bit of history and artifacts beneath the new surface you are attempting to create. Rather than stress about trying to remix and match a local color or value while reworking a surface, the interesting visual complexity achieved by these color misses adds a wonderfully scintillating dynamic to the surface of the oil painting. An effect I disliked in the early part of my career, but one now I eagerly and actively cultivate in my work.