Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Oil painting by Robin Dodge
Photograph by Mel Shockner
My inspiration was first of all, the skill in which Caravaggio painted his still-life paintings and secondly, the drama he so masterfully injected into all of his work. His work as well as his life was filled with drama.
My design strategy was to create drama with light, color, and simplicity.
My work process. I started a number of paintings while reflecting on Caravaggio. But the drama I was attempting, seemed too manufactured. So I went to the drama of simplicity.