Size: 12"W x 12"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
The reason I chose the title for this piece is it excudes calmness in any environment it lives it. To me it transcends the space in large or small.
I created this piece during my current style as I'm pushing the boundaries of depth and textures.
My paintings are about connecting the viewer to the pieces. I want the viewer to look into the abstract image(s) and textures and start to wander in it's textural world...As you look into I want to to place yourself there and escape to this environment of calm and discovery.
This painting is 2" deep and floats/hangs nicely off the wall.
My name is Raymond Difley. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. In my current series, I attempt to portray moments inspired by reflections from the surrounding environment. I explore interesting ways to interpret my observations through a process in which I envision an image and proceed to simplify it through tactical abstraction. Such imagery is drawn from objects or impressions that are intangible but perceptible, such as shadows formed from architectural structures and distant landscapes. My style is characterized by layered compositions, permeated with soothing color arrangements. The palette I employ indicates a natural gravitation to deep shades of blue, green and red, yet juxtaposed with bold complimentary colors. Such stylistic expansion is resultant of my attempt to create strong works of art in which colors play off one another, lending to a multifaceted interplay between subtle gradations of tones and hues. Palpable depth and surface texture are accentuated through my use of mulberry paper and a cold wax medium, lending to a multi-dimensional feel. My paintings are layered with multiple applications of paint using sturdy foam brushes that provide seamless brushstrokes, and palette knives to provide texture, all of which afford movement and depth in the overall composition. My experimentation with abstraction is an ongoing process as I continuously strive to challenge my style and technique in effort to develop new ways of visually translating various subject matters. I employ a process that opens my mind to figural experimentation and conceptual principles. This procedure, coupled with acute attention to detail, culminates in captivating works filled with textural and visual intricacies that guide the eye through the composition. The viewer is thus invited to engage in a visual experience enabling them to delve into all of the minute complexities inherent in the painting, ultimately affording perceptual stimulus and a lasting impression.