"This work is part of a series of paintings with a ball of light as the protagonist," says artist Doug Lawler. "I scored the surface to create delicate images of new growth, with a rising sun to illuminate it all. The colors have a patina or a tone that covers the painting. This was done by applying dry pigment over fresh paint."
Doug created the work with oil paint and 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.