About These Paintings
My pictures are painted using multiple systems of pictorial space. Mainly, I combine horizon seeking perspective with shallow space trompe l’oeil. This creates a very believable illusion which doesn’t break down, even when the picture plane is touched.
If you’re reading this you are probably seeing these pictures in reproduction. And, trompe l’oeil, when seen in reproduction is like a ventriloquist on the radio (a less than spectacular event requiring great trust). So please spend time watching these in person and touch the surface whenever possible.
I like combining exuberant, gestural fat paint with precise, high definition trompe l’oeil and heartbreaking, cornball romanticism. And if the paintings turn out to be ironically beautiful, (“pretty as a picture”), so much the better.
Aside from all this, many of these pictures appear to be carefully planned. They’re not. There is never any particular plan or goal—no pre-determined expectation. Each painting is its own surprise.
This process is very nearly a direct path into the intuitive mind. It’s a lot of automatic activity and for sure, no judgments permitted while in flow. Only full speed ahead. It’s a painterly dive into a zone where all stuff is discoverable and most things allowed.
Yes, I realize some will see this only as a personal opinion—untested by scientific rigor. But this is not the case. I have a bachelor’s degree in science from the U of O and through many years of personal experimentation and research, I know all this to be true. It’s the science of the angels.
All these pictures are handmade without photography or advanced technology.
— George D. Green, 2019