One of my daughters dropped by the studio while I was working on the new 6 panel ‘folding screen’ painting for Dragonfish Cafe. I asked her to take a few shots of the process while doing the big fat dry brush strokes that are essential to the composition.
The final 20-foot wide painting will be mounted in the main dining room of Dragonfish, against a tile wall with low articulation between each panel, suggesting an almost flattened folding screen. This addition to the restaurant is one of the last pieces of the art suite that I’ve designed for the place over the past few month. Other pieces include custom noren banners, living green wall panels, a lantern wall, and many lighting changes.
As yet untitled, the piece is inspired in part by the work of various Northwest modern masters of the 20th century, with various nods to Guy Anderson, Paul Horiuchi, and George Tsutakawa.