Tattoo Artist Magazine

By Nick Baxter Here’s a process sequence for a tiny diptych painting I did a few months ago related to the recurring theme in my work of healing wounds. [caption id="attachment_1606" align="aligncenter" width="264"]shenpa2-stages-lowres Tinted panel with drawing, color block-in, building detail, adding final glazes and highlights, and finished painting.[/caption]  This tiny little pair will be included in the forthcoming art catalogue Pint Size Paintings Volume 2, which compiles these small paintings completed by members of the worldwide tattoo community, and features them in a traveling art show. [caption id="attachment_1559" align="aligncenter" width="406"]Shenpa2-lowres Shenpa II )Toward Healing), oil on panels, 4 x 3 inches (diptych), 2013[/caption]

wrote about the Tibetan Buddhist symbolism surrounding my use of the hook symbol last year, after completing Shenpa I (which now resides in the collection of the amazing and prolific figurative painter Shawn Barber!).

[caption id="attachment_1363" align="aligncenter" width="378"]shenpahook-lowres Shenpa (Toward Healing), oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 2013[/caption]

Written by 25486278 — February 12, 2014

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