Richard Shorten makes softly colored allegorical paintings through oil glazes that reveal pentimento and his drawn line. This is a documentation of creation connects the artist’s hand to the work as an underlying element of narrative. These figures are drawn from his imagination and given metaphoric meaning by tipping of the head, gesture of the hand or placement of an object.
Hide and Receive (OP17100)
Oil on panel painting by Richard Shorten. 2017, Painting size: 24 x 18 in, Frame size: 29 1/2 x 32 1/2 in