Reflection. Oil on panel . 12.7 x 17.8 cm (5 x 7 x 0.125 in) Shelli Langdale ×

Reflection

  • Size: 12.7 x 17.8 cm (5 x 7 x 0.125 in)
  • Substrate: Oil on panel
  • Technique: brushwork and palette knife
  • Installation: unframed. no hardware.
  • Artist: Shelli Langdale (varnished, signed, and dated)

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Thoughts About this Work

A painting created for a friend whose dog was recently euthanized due to age-related issues. During the process of working on this painting, the painting above the couch and dog became meaningful to the overall mood, offering a spiritual tone for its recently deceased subject. I thought I discovered a person in the reference photo of the painting, when in fact there was none. However, although the figure is almost unidentifiable (like what I thought I saw myself), it remains a part of the painting.