"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, September 4, 2015

Nude Study

Nude Study / oil on linen / 12 x x12
What a great model.

 I am running on empty today and promise to reply to all who commented on my last post and to visit your blogs as well just as soon as I can. Many thanks to all who visit my blog and take a moment to comment and tell me your thoughts!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ballerina #42

Ballerina #42 / oil on artboard / 20 x 16
Why paint large ballerinas you may ask. Several years ago a friend of mine confided to me that she often thought of herself as the ballerina she thought she wanted to be when she was a little girl. I found that to be a fascinating remark and set out to paint mature, accomplished women as they are but also living out a childhood dream. The ballerinas took on a life of their own and I discovered perhaps there is some humanity, elegance and truth in their large forms. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed painting them.