Paintings by Larry Morace
"Somewhere along the way, I quit caring about whether the drawing accurately depicted a car or building and found myself caught up in the interplay lines, shapes, tonality and the rhythms they could create."
For Larry Morace, completing a painting can take weeks. There are sessions when it's like a beautiful calligraphic moment where the initial decisive marks are just right while others require the patience of years.
His works are oil on canvas. His easel is a custom-made wood structure on casters with two tilted 8'x10' plywood surfaces. He often uses large, unwieldy paintbrushes (3-4 inches wide) to promote large, decisive painting moments. He frequently chooses images for their inherent beauty, and other times for their specific meaning or emotional impact.
Larry has a website at www.moraceart.com/.