Marble On Marble

This is a semi-abstract work that focuses on texture, scumbling, impasto, glazing and rich complex colors.

The subject of this painting is a marble statue of a female torso. Like Michelangelo's idea of liberating the figure from the marble that imprisons it, this work attempts to do that in painted form. Michelangelo started his sculptures by imagining a figure trying to free itself from the stone when he first searched for the right slab of marble at the quarry.

The ground/background is an abstract representation of marble patterning so the title "Marble on Marble," is like Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde."