Richard Bledsoe “Hollowsaurus” acrylic on canvas 24″ x 36″
On September 1, 2018, I finished Hollowsaurus, an epic painting 6 months in the making. It was an ambitious expansion of an image I first played with on a small canvas:
Richard Bledsoe “Table for Two” acrylic on canvas 12″ x 16″
I was so intrigued by this vision I was presented with that it inspired a whole series of images in my mind. These pieces are the beginning of a new body of work for me. I have already started the next one. I feel the powerful symbolism flowing through these pictures. They speak to me without being reduced to mere words.
While I was making Hollowsaurus, I took pictures of its development. I think these photos give insight on how I build a painting, and how the works evolve.
Defining the elements
“Spiritual art is not about fairyland. It is about taking hold of the rough texture of life. It is about addressing the shadow and making friends with wild dogs. Spirituality is the awareness that everything in life is for a higher purpose.”