Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fog Rider


Greg Manchess

Fog Rider will debut in Paris this October 17th, at Galerie Daniel Maghen. The show will exhibit my adventure paintings from literature, science fiction, fantasy, and historical subjects, as well as new narratives.

This painting started with the landscape first. Researching wetlands and looking thorugh my myriad folders full of fog shots, a mysterious scene slowly appeared. Something’s coming out. Out of the mist. Some animal.

I used a small model of a rhino that I bought at a natural history museum and a rider came to mind. And a hint of culture.

Isn’t that always the way with these things? If you stare at it long enough, images tend to appear out of the white of the canvas. Painting is just wiping away the fog.

Only here, I just didn’t quite wipe enough away.

4 comments:

  1. Damn. That exhibit is a day before my birthday. Anybody wanna pay my way to Paris to see Greg's show? Anyone? Hello?

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  2. I would definitely disagree with the statement that you didn't wipe enough away ;) Eerily wonderful, and I am sorely disappointed to be unable to attend such a great event.

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  3. Thanks....and Seth: I'll be sharing a lot of images here on MC that are in the show. You'll likely see them enough to feel like you were actually there! LOL!

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