Finally, I finished this painting! I think I've been working on it on and off for two or three months.
I kept having other projects I had to finish first pop up along the way.
Acrylic on gessoed cardboard and it measures roughly 10 inches square.
Normally with my radial paintings, I've worked hard at making the "mirror images", for lack of a better term, exactly the same. However with these insects (I guess they are insects) I really enjoyed the challenge of making them all different while making it look as though they belong together.
Of course, I still am working in the dots. Something about the way the dots turned out reminds me of Islamic works and architecture. Perhaps because the visual elements have become so stylized and more decorative I guess.
The corners are the only element of the painting I'm just not sure about. I finished them last but I don't know if I like them but I don't know really what to do with them.
This is my favorite part; the meeting of the three bugs.
I like the tension of space between them as though they could almost touch but not quite.
I have an idea in my head for my next painting to be somewhat similar but with stylized sea turtles and waves. We'll see how it turns out; I'll have to get some sketches done first.
....or maybe I need to finally get that bathroom mural done....hmm, but I have some thinking to do on that one too!