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Now I love this painting. It’s an 11×14 oil on wood panel and it looks much better in person. I love the concept and it was really good for my level of skill when I did this. The concept comes from Kabbalah, which is the mystical side of Judaism, and a question that is asked is, “why does evil exist?” This is concept that many religions try to deal with, but I love the answer that is suggested, which is that evil exists because we create it. Evil creates for evil and good creates more good. Every person has the capacity for good and evil. This is a very basic explanation and I’m sure someone who has more knowledge in this area could give even more depth to it, but my mine motive behind this painting is that evil exists because we create it. So we need to choose what it is that we create and be aware of what we do and it’s impact. The question left with this painting is, “what are you creating around you?”
Since I have now mostly switched to digital painting, I repainting this one using that medium. The reference photos and Ideas were all the same. The only thing that’s changed is the painting method, and time for me to improve as an artist.
I’m also working with a new laptop and video editing software. This has made production a little slower than normal. I have a new painting that I want to get out to you guys by the end of the week, but no promises.
I really enjoyed redoing this one and it lets me see how much I’ve improved in such a short time. Hopefully I will always continue to improve and create even more wonderful pieces.
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