Adagio: slowly, gracefully, with ease. After attaching folds of fabric to canvas, each painting is meticulously layered with up to fifty glazes of oil paint, often hand-rubbed in, to create a deep luminous finish. My intent is to create subtle, resonate, atmospheric moods in this work. Adagio, the musical direction for players to perform slowly, gracefully, with ease, is the sprit in which these paintings have been created, and might also suggest an approach to experiencing them as well. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.
- David Carter