A companion piece to the artwork titled Sunset. "I wanted the moon to travel through the textured trees," says artist Doug Lawler. "The protagonist is the moon but the idea of the painting is density, or light escaping through the trees. I was able to get fine detail by scoring the surface."
Doug created the work with oil pastel on heavyweight paper mounted on a cradled wood panel.
Self-taught artist Doug Lawler has been creating since he was a child in Detroit, Michigan. His career as an artist has led him to some interesting places including Hawaii and eventually the Bay Area. “The allure of the 60s brought me to the San Francisco Bay Area,” says Doug. It was at this time he founded a printmaking collective in Berkeley where he designed and printed social justice leaflets and posters. Doug’s current body of work utilizes his printmaking background to present a whimsical and mysterious narrative. Ttitled “The Island of ZA: A Fable Without Words,” the series tells the story of a mythical island in roughly 100 dry-point etchings. Doug’s protagonists are a young girl and a dog who are on a journey steeped in magical encounters. Brimming with fantasy and delightful naivety, the artworks evoke childlike curiosity in viewers of all ages.
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Just received "Mass Surrender." What a great piece! Your style is unique and distinctive. Thanks for your art. I'll be back.- Mike T.