I wanted to paint a large painting of a person with a heavily shadowed pattern running across their body. I stumbled upon this image on instagram and knew that it would be the perfect piece to paint for this personal challenge. I love how the shadows of the palm trees almost give an abstract look and feel to the piece. I also love the juxtaposition of the organic lines of the males torso and the cast of the shadows opposed to the geometric lines of the tiles.
"Palm Sunday" — Oil on Canvas 36"x36"