Humanism 3 · Acrylic on canvas | 48 x 48 in (1.22㎡) | 2020 | $2,500.
The below images show the painting under track lighting and no lighting on an overcast day, followed by close-ups and a view of the painting stretcher construction. Clicking opens images in a viewport. Control-click to open the full-size file. More information follows the images.
Humanism 3 was created applying acrylic paints to clear-gessoed canvas, so the neutral background is the color of the raw canvas rather than white. The painting process began on unstretched canvas while pinned to a studio wall; and while lying on the studio floor. Rob usually repositions a canvas multiple times during creation to ensure a level of abstraction without a clear up, down, horizon, or other obvious references to natural space. Additional insight into the creative process can be found by following @rmiddleton.art on Instagram and Facebook.
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