I finished this little gem tonight- a cicada on fire with the shadow of a cloaked woman. With this show I have been trying to take risks and really challenge myself to paint things I am not familiar with- such as fire and smoke- and it has proved to be an extremely rewarding experiance!
(sorry for the low-quality images)
There are little flecks of golden embers in the billowing inferno which contrasts with the black really nicely.
Now it's on to the next one!
"Phoenix" will be part of my April 2013 solo show "Laid Bare" at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. For more info, to be added to the preview list, or to reserve a piece early, email Matt Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.