55 x 35 cm
This acrylic on glass started out as a portrait of Dolly Parton, and interestingly you can still see this original painting on the flipside of the glass sheet! But Hrik soon realised that Dolly was actually the Hindu goddess, Kali, destroyer of evil forces! Hence, Kali Parton was born, with a cheeky smile and freaking magic coming out her fingertips! The glass is about 0,5cm thick, and it's not framed or mounted.
Having just finished The Swan, I was itching to continue on my artistic exploration. Not having any canvas at home at the time, I decided to just go ahead and paint on a glass sheet I had saved from a bigger piece of furniture we had just trashed.
Painting acrylic on canvas is no easy feat...
The original idea was to just do a portrait of Dolly Parton, by putting her album cover under the glass sheet and tracing it. But I wasn’t pleased at all with the outcome. Something crucial was missing. Talking to my wife one night I realised that the person (?) I had painted, was actually not Dolly at all! It was Kali!
So now I had to rethink the painting again, and I probably did 3 different varieties of Kali (Parton), but they looked way too scary to continue with. Like seriously freakish. Then I understood that the essence of Dolly was still in Kali, and I decided to give her this cheeky smile and wink. The funny thing is on the flip-side you can still see the original, first painting.
The sheet of glass has not yet been mounted or framed, and that’s how it will currently be delivered. I would suggest either putting it on a ledge with some coloured lights shining through the glass from the back, or possibly mounting it on some sort of swivel so you can enjoy both the front and back.
If you are interested in acquiring this piece, I’m happy to supply additional pics, and answer any questions.
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