I've made about 25 tiny paintings in the past 3 months. Here are two examples that show that some are very simple and some very intricate. The top piece is an homage to the plight of Africans who were taken out of their homeland in slavery and have yet to find a sense of overall societal equality and respect. The second piece was sourced from an angry moment.
Photographing the subtlety of gouache is basically impossible, but here is the gist of one of my new images. My imagery has to do with humans as conscious/unconscious beings. Time and place are abstracted into unlimited spacial concepts.
Just finished this commissioned illustration of Syrian funny man Duraid Lahham. My client wanted to honor the joyful past that is now lost in Syria. May feisty freedom of the creative spirit return soon.
I am a visual person who draws and paints about life, viewing the world from a variety of perspectives. Since I have one foot in civilization and one foot in nature, and my head isn't afraid of deep caverns or dizzying heights, I end up in some pretty interesting places. ~ ~ ~
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I have two blogs. Toldileigh.blogspot.com muses about the world through the lens of my art mind. The second blog, Maybeperhapsifyouwill.blogspot.com, is a bunch of nonsense I create by harvesting characters from my artwork and giving them dialogues.
All art/writings in blogs copyright Leigh Toldi unless otherwise specified.