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Pretty Persuasion

24.00"W x 20.00"H x 1.5"D

$300 (Shipping Included)

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Chris Hood

BIRMINGHAM, AL

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: modern, contemporary, abstract

Media: acrylic, poured on canvas

Size: 24"W x 20"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang

This piece was created using a mixture of fluid acrylics and pouring medium, and is part of a series involving circles, which I think are a near-perfect vehicle for conveying bright colors. In some of those paintings (like this one) the circles are well-formed, and in others I purposely allowed the paint to run a bit. I often title my paintings after song titles/song lyrics/album titles, and this piece takes its title from the song of the same name by R.E.M., which I was listening to when I painted it. The painting is protected from dust and UV rays by two coats of Golden Polymer Varnish (Gloss). It is signed, dated and titled on the back; it is wired; the sides are painted metallic royal blue; and it is ready to hang when it arrives. It does not need to be framed.

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.

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