Size: 18"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
In keeping with my love of diving, snorkeling, and the way water reflects light above and below water line I found this photo reference that summed it up perfectly and painted it. I simply love reflections and refraction of light, especially in the ocean. I have seen this view many times, however lacking an underwater camera I am dependent on others who share my visions through photography and I paint altering to my way of view based on them.
I was in dire need of a nice long settle into a painting session, not worrying about time spent. I came across this photo and settled in. Though it took less time than planned (around 4hours and 3 sessions) I enjoyed getting away from the hurried simplistic paintings I have been spending my time on lately. This was a nice refreshing break.
Now on to the next.
Ready to hang, painted sides and luminous details abound in my expressive style of a realism approach.
My methods are both painterly and detailed at times moving between more realism and abstract in style as I feel led by a painting. Most of my subjects span from experiences I have lived or passions I indulge in. Each piece captures my mood, thoughts, and desires at the time it was painted. I like to play light against shadow to set the mood of my work. I work with both Acrylic and Oil to accomplish my end results. Though I prefer Oil, I enjoy the energy that acrylics allow in my quick painterly style.
My name is Morphd Mo Hawk. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. Michael "Morphd" Montgomery began painting in earnest in high school, as a result of football injury. It was a way to take up time that was otherwise idle. He started with oil paint, but migrated to acrylics in College, where he began work on an Art major. While in College he eventually migrated to a Graphic Artist major where he spent hours upon countless hours drawing letters with mechanical pencil and creating precise illustrations. At this time he decided that he was more of a designer than illustrator, and pursued this concentration. Today he returns to his roots as a fine artist.