I was trying to capture different kinds of drinking with this painting (while also referencing a song by The New Pornographers). One figure is drinking for pleasure and enjoyment, one is drinking in an effort to escape their sadness and personal misery, and one is drinking because they are physically addicted to alcohol.
This painting is an experiment with a new kind of creative process.
I've been taking pictures of the color palettes I've been using as I've painted. The concept for this painting started life with the shapes I saw in two of the photos. Take a look at the gallery below to see the gestation of this painting.