Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

French Twist

I've been intrigued by paintings or drawings of a figure turned away from the viewer. The subject can be a somewhat anonymous representative of man or woman and yet, if you know them, surprisingly recognizable without seeing their face. The evidence of individual expression in gesture, posture, combines with mystery.

Monday, April 11, 2016

April Birthday

I keep reminding myself, no more small flower paintings. I love flowers, grow flowers and especially photograph flowers. It is such a challenge for me to bring them up a level beyond 'Just Another Pretty Flower' painting that I keep trying. For this one I focused on capturing their determined optimism, turning their faces to the sunlight out there in this still cold spring.