On The Road 8: Bolivian adventures and a Diablada Mask
Here’s a poster commission I completed last year that got lost in the shuffle and forgotten about:
“Diablada” Oil on Panel, 11 x 14 inches, 2014
I attempted to utilize a much looser painting style to complement the hand-painted folk art look of this traditional Bolivian ceremonial mask. It’s so harrrrd for my neurotic perfectionist brain to not. overblend. every. millimeter. of. paint. but I want to keep trying a more expressive use of paint in this new year. We’ll see how that goes… ha.
In a fortunate twist of fate I had the pleasure of visiting Bolivia last year after completing the commission, and got to experience the intensely macabre blend of indigenous and Christian/colonial cultures being celebrated in their annual