"Hauntingly beautiful" is the best way to describe this, and your other work, but even that terminology does not tell the whole story. "Eleven" seems to be pushed through a smokey, antique lens, a capture of an image that we were not meant to see. I enjoy how the plants, flowers, foliage all seem to be as much the subject of each painting... and really like the playfulness of your occasional "drop outs" so that color or shade does not touch one another (even some stray rays of light seem to "cut" through!). As with some of your other work, I assume this is also graphite, inks, and teas -- wonderful that we can still discern your pencil sketches through the delicate stains and inks! Beautiful. Hauntingly so.
its a good reminder, isnt it. im a number 11 in numerology, so i shall take this reminder to live life to the full to heart. Be present, and not let it all slip by while im somewhere else in my head! THank you!
haha you said believeth! i try and mix reference with drawings from my imagination.. the composition is freeform, the figure in eleven is from a rennaisance drawing - will find out who, the wings and foliage are made up - the skull is a real one I have in the studio - the snake is made up - the moth is from google images and all floral works are from imagination.
i do tend to add 'eth' on to the end of things.. it works a surprising amount of the time! (timeth.. maybe not!) why did you go with 11 numerology wise for this piece? And you have a skull.. how very sherlock of you!