Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
This piece was created using recycled latex house paint. Almost all of the colors used were mistints, which would likely have otherwise wound up in a landfill. 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 The 13th Floor Elevators, which I was listening to when it was painted.
After the paint was dry I applied a top coat of pouring medium, which gives it a very glossy finish. 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; it is wired; the sides are painted in a continuation of the rust on the front, in addition to runoff from some of the other colors in places; 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.