With this new painting, I thought I would document a bit of the process along the way! Below on the left, you can see the first "sgraffito" technique of scratching lines into a base of wet white paint.
It was at the stage on the above right that I decided the positioning of the hands did not convey the theme to my liking - the theme of a figure using all his strength to break an unbreakable object. I decided some drastic change in position was in order.
With the hands better positioned to convey might and effort, I was able to put the finishing touches on: Hercules breaking the bonds of Prometheus, latex and acrylic paint on canvas, 36 x 48", 2016
Excited to share this fun and quick interview I recently did with the arts site Cosmic Orgasm called Cosmic Talks: The Figurative Artist Derek Overfield! Please check out the full interview by clicking on the image below!
I'm pretty proud to have two award-winning prints of my work sold in partnership with contemporay design and decor site Minted, but you can imagine how surprised and thrilled I was to find this ad! This is a print of my Drawing 264 - Gesturing Man, featured in an ad for Minted in this December's HGTV Magazine!
Oedipus at Colonus, latex paint on canvas, 48" x 30", 2015
The blinded Polyphemus, latex paint on canvas, 30" x 48", 2015
These new paintings are variations on two themes I painted earlier in the year (see below). These new pieces were made specifically for my upcoming show at Jeffrey Meier Gallery.