Subject Tags: true-love, lovebirds, couple, lovers, love, aura, embrace, hugs, emotional, human body, people, oils, oil painting, exspressionism, abstract impressionism, impressionism, figure, hands, hug
Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
This is part three in my "hands" series. I'm always trying to evoke a feeling with my partings. In this one I thought about the power of a hug, and how I could visually illustrate and express the feeling and emotional connection. The energy is in the hands. When someone gets a hug it's like an little aura, or Force Field is generated around the two people. I'm happy with how this one came out, it's pretty close to the original visual I had in my head. This entire painting was completed using only one small no 9 brush.
This original was painted in oil on 16x20 stretched canvas back stapled to a 5/8" kiln dried wooden frame. Sides of canvas are painted back. With Ez hanger installed on back, ready to hang out the box. Hangs flush to the wall. A coat of clear varnish has been applied over entire surface producing a lush gloss finish while protecting against dust and UV.
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A native of Savannah Ga, David Ussery discovered his passion for art and drawing at an early age. While his grades floundered throughout his grade school years, the back of his test sheets were often converted into random doodles. Often the target of flying chalkboard erasers in a vain attempt by nuns to make him pay attention in class, David was far more interested in creative pursuits. David would spend the remainder of his teen years producing commissioned art for local business and clients in his home town. Although having no formal institutional training, David did receive first hand lessons from local professional artist in his hometown, and has studied extensively the concepts from artist such as Sergei Bongart. In the 90s David moved to Orlando Fl to pursue a nutty childhood dream of becoming a Disney animator. Unfortunately not long after settling in Orlando, Disney permanently closed the Florida wing of their animation studio. To pay his bills and contemplate a plan B, David then took up a job working back of the house in a restaurant of a local resort. Late one night as he was departing work, he witnessed a guy sitting in the lobby at a concession stand sketching portraits. As David stood there in his company smock smelling of lard and covered in grease, he said to himself "I can do that. I think I would rather do that." To make a short story shorter, David then got a job as a sketch artist. Over the following summer he literally drew hundreds, if not thousands of tourist from all over the world, including a few celebrities here and there. Since then David has been making his living as an independent artist, through original art sells, private commissions, solo exhibitions and as an independent contractor for the Disney corporation. He draws inspiration from the masters like Van Gogh, Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Renoir and Picasso. However most of his inspiration comes directly from his own personal life experiences and observation. Evoking emotion, while at the same time, leaving the viewer something to ponder. To him that's when art is really doing something, the mixture of emotion and mystery. Favorite quotes : "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” ~ Pablo Picasso "Find what you love and let it kill you." ~Charles Bukowski "A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." ~ Salvador Dali "Without Deviation from the norm, Progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa "Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!", "woob-woob-woob!", "soitenly!" ~ Curly Howard of the Three Stooges