I didn't think I'd get this finished in time for Balticon, but favorable circumstances at work allowed me to have an extra studio day to work on it. This is actually a sketch and a test run for a piece I've planned for later this year. The background, with its heavenly blend of sky blue and gold, is something I've had in my studio for years and years, and I'm glad I was finally able to use it. That gold-to-blue background is a solution to a painting problem in which I was faced with trying to put my colors on a white background. As it is, when I do the final version there will be a lot of airbrushing to do. After that, I'll paint my colors over this blended background, which will look much nicer, and I won't have to pile up the color in little heaps in order to make it cover and look evenly painted.
This picture is influenced by the work of Paul Klee and Rene Magritte. The top sphere looks vaguely like a head, in the whimsical style of Klee. I love these artists, Modernists and Surrealists. As of yet I don't know where to bring this art to sell it, other than at a science fiction convention, where it will sit looking cool and Modernist among the dragons, barbarians, spaceships, babes, and vampires.
I am off to Balticon and I will not be posting to the By-Product until I return on Sunday.
"Angel of Geometry" is acrylic on illustration board, 9" x 12", May 2011.