$3750Original Jim Morrison Acrylic Painting by Las Vegas Artist, Michael Wardle. 60" x 48"
This Pop Art Acrylic painting of rock n' roll icon, Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors is the perfect addition to any music lovers collection.
Created by Artist, Michael Wardle this painting "breaks on thru to the other side".
Artist's Statement - Michael Wardle -
For fifteen years, as a figure painter, I toned my canvases with a turpentine wash. I enjoyed watching the shapes that the brush strokes seemed to create as the pigment, suspended in the turpentine, would dance across the surface of the canvas. Often I would follow the shapes with more opaque applications of pigment to see where they went. But at some point I would always remind myself that I was a figure painter, mop out the design and patterns that were emerging, and proceed to paint what I had set out to paint.
Finally, late one night in March of 1989, something happened and I allowed myself to let go and follow the urges that had haunted me everytime I started a painting. At about 3:00 A.M., I sat in my studio in front of two paintings, "Watch Me Run" and "Monkeys".
After 15 years of a somewhat rewarding yet frustrating career as a painter, I was home. When painting a representational canvas I am telling the painting what to be. When painting the abstract canvasses, the painting tells me what it is. Each stroke solicits the next, the flow is intuitive, yet deliberate. The process yields a surface that may look unordered and foreign at first, but as one spends time with it, familiarity and a structured sensiblity reach out of the canvas and pull the viewer into a new world that has always been there.
I love painting these canvases. They are me, and I am them.