Size: 24"W x 24"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
This painting is from the Flora Series. I start by finding source material such as a image on line, a drawing from my sketch book, a photograph or a combination of imagery. I use photo shop to break the images down to there most rudimentary form and then build them back up layer by layer. I then project the image onto a canvas or panel until I'm satisfied with the composition. In this particular painting I allowed the paint to flow freely between each layer.
The pansy is a symbol of free thought. It is encouraged as an artist to be a free thinker, to take artistic liberties and not be pinned down by social norms.
My name is Benjamin Schmit. I'm a Seattle native who now resides in Las Vegas. I've been painting for over 20 years and have a degree in studio art and color theory. Please check out my website benjaminschmittartto view my different bodies of work. Thank you for your interest.