The namesake for “Flailed to a Sky” came from the raw, visceral painting approach I used when I mixed thick blue paint on the canvas and then flailed heavy gobs of paint onto it. The aggressive brushstrokes threw paint on with an energetic look.
I wanted to capture the rich, vivid light of a warm sunset against the cool pthalo blue mountains that are the first in line contrasting flatlands. An old dirt road, leading to the mountains, and fields are in the foreground.
Large green drips suggesting lush fields run down the canvas below the yellow and magenta sunrise made of splattered paint.
The sunset in this painting was created by moving wet yellow, magenta, and orange paint in large, runny drips. Drip painting allowed the paint to form fingers that expand the light of the sunset into the cool sky.
Thick splashes of blue paint were thrown onto the canvas to make an evening sky. The aggressive brushstrokes threw paint on with an energetic look.