Drift is my latest work. Just finished it today. It's a 20" square, acrylic on canvas. I submitted it to Allied Arts in OKC for their 'Goldtini' fundraising event. The concept of a woman floating on clouds is not a new one or even new to my work - but this one kept 'drifting' into my ideas so it needed to be done.

I did use a touch of day-glo white and iridescent white to add to the actual piece's effects. The moon should glow softly when the lights are off just for a bit of fun for me. Something I've done once or twice before.

I put the woman in a traditional sleeping gown so she could be as much cloud as woman. The clouds are stylized intentionally as round shapes so they work as a bed. Hope you like it!

Woman, night, moon, rain, field, sleep, rest
Drift by Brian Landreth

These characters went through some changes over the course of this work. I draw and color when I can which means that I may draw a piece - come back to it and have to get back in the groove. This piece is a prime example. I did the original ink pretty quickly but really didn't think about coloring it so I made some problems for myself. Thankfully a bit of redraw and Photoshop color and I got it back in line with my original vision. The original b&w is included with this post so you can see the changes. That includes me dropping the incoming enemy because I decided the picture didn't need them. Unseen threat adds to the viewer's imagination.

I had the delight to be contacted by the Chickasaw Nation asking for prints of these pieces. They will appear in the new Behavioral Health center. I hope they bring a smile to the clients going there. New Art is coming soon.

Foshi's song

Night Light

Swimming Hole

First People Watching

Butterfly Shawl

Lift Off

Quiet Morning