Coy – Abstract Expressionist Painting, 5×5



Acrylic & water soluble graphite on canvas


5″ x 5″ x 1 1/2″

Creation Notes:

This is the fifth in my series, inspired by a painting I saw at the local spa and bath house, playing with variations on shape and line.

Early into my first marriage a new film version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein came out. I’ve always been something of a purist when it comes to story — I always want to read the book before I see the film, so I went to the library and checked out Shelley’s novel.

Let me tell you, it was a slog. Given how impatient I was with the rambling book, I’m surprised at how angry I was at the liberties taken with the film version. (Truth be told, the film may very well have been an improvement on the original, but it bothered the bejeezus out of me that, after the hack job they made of the original story, they had the gall to title it Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.)

More recently I got to see another version of Frankenstein, a live film of a stage play, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the monster. I’m still not a big fan of the story (what can I say — I’m not a horror lover), but Cumberbatch’s interpretation of the monster as a newborn infant was pure genius.

That’s what sprang to mind after I drew the cross-hatched lines on this piece.

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This abstract expressionist painting on canvas will be varnished with a gloss finish, which really makes the colors pop. If you would prefer satin or matte, please let me know. Please allow 2 weeks for varnishing and curing.