Size: 12"W x 19"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This piece was created by attaching an acrylic skin to a cradled wood panel. The acrylic skin was formed as a result of the runoff from another painting. After attaching the skin, I applied a coat of pouring medium before varnishing. I often title my paintings after song titles/song lyrics/album titles, and this piece takes its title from the album of the same name by Beck, which I was listening to when it was created.
The painting is protected from dust and UV rays by multiple coats of Golden Polymer Varnish (Gloss). It is signed, dated and titled on the back, and the sides are painted in a continuation of the gold on the front. It does not require a frame (please note that a hang wire is not attached, as it could simply be hung from a nail due to the cradled panel).
My name is Chris Hood, and I am a painter living and working in Birmingham, Alabama. While majoring in philosophy in college I took a couple of classes in art history, thus beginning my interest in art. I first considered taking up painting at that time, but life (including law school following college) got in the way. After more than 20 years as a trial lawyer, I recently began pursuing my true passion for art. Painting has allowed me to be creative in a way that I never could in the legal world, where creativity is generally frowned upon. My work is inspired primarily by the Color Field/Post-Painterly Abstractionists of the 50s and 60s, chief among them Morris Louis and Gene Davis. As a result, color is the driving force behind my paintings; and the bolder and brighter those colors are, the better. Thank you for visiting my portfolio.