Julia2012 by Daniel Sprick

Many of Sprick’s models close their eyes, perhaps losing themselves in their own dream worlds. Rather than making them seem passive, these trances look like a variety of self-empowerment. The artist communicates this energy through his paint-handling....

In Julia (2012), we can see the brushstrokes that create the light on her cheeks and closed eyelids. The eyebrows are drawn with bold strokes. Her dangling earrings, delicate drops of pearl, are as pellucid as Vermeer’s jewels. Her dark hair, casually tied up, explodes in a pyrotechnic display of paint—swirls, splattered pigment, like ash from Vesuvius, Romantic storm clouds. (http://nccsc.net/essays/daniel-spricks-fictions)
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Media: oil painting