|The Duel, oil on canvas, 75 x 160 cm, 2015|
The plan was to set up a great deal of tension between the two figures, making the viewer contemplate what is happening and why. Everything is quite ordinary... at least if you have seen houses on stilts and horse-shoe crabs before. I also was excited with the idea of cropping the head of the person in the foreground. I wanted to bring reference to those great westerns with the duel scenes.
|Final Showdown Scene from Silverado (1985)|
I hope it comes across to the viewer. It is something I would like to experiment with further in future work. Originally I had planned to have two gunmen by the car but was encouraged to play it down so the viewer would create the missing narrative. I am so glad that I did.
So let me know what you think about "The Duel" and check out my web site... www.SteveLewisArt.com