My working title for this painting became “Prima Donna” as in lead ballerina, from very early on in the process. It was as if this particular pose was made just for this model, and brought out an undeniable star quality. The scene was already… Continue Reading ““Adagio””
This series of photos was a rather difficult task, and while I didn’t really succeed in accurate depictions (as can be seen in the varying tonal qualities,) I think I managed to share how these pieces interact with space and light? I wanted to… Continue Reading ““Rainy Day Monday” (details)”
When I first photographed this piece in the garden for my Instagram account, it quickly became a matter of timing, wiping off drops of rain and rushing to take more pictures before the next drops began to fall. I finally thought we had succeeded… Continue Reading ““Rainy Day Monday””
I couldn’t help including this old favorite of mine, although it’s a long time since I painted it but it triggers a lot of memories for me. I was on the ferry to visit a dear friend in the Gulf Islands, who has long… Continue Reading ““Islands In The Gulf””
Again, one of my first acrylics and one of my first figure paintings. With this, I aimed to create a reflective scene, sharing that deep inner feeling of peace, calm and contemplation. When working with people and perhaps especially with the nude figure, it’s… Continue Reading ““At 2:00 PM””
In a vague hope of sharing the three-dimensional qualities of Dry Spell’s shaped canvas and keeping in mind the limitations of two-dimensional media, I had to change my approach. Instead of attempting to include everything, I moved in close–showing just portions of Dry Spell.… Continue Reading ““Dry Spell” (details)”
“Dry Spell” 214 x 90 cm. Diptych. Acrylic paint on shaped canvas.
When I visited London some time back, I also had the good fortune to see the Picasso exhibition curated by Sir John Richardson “Minotaurs and Matadors” at the Gagosian Gallery. Despite having seen many of Picasso’s works exhibited before (an entirely different and much… Continue Reading “Picasso’s Bulls”
Here I’m using a type of charcoal, totally new to me and this is my first time using them. They’re amazing but I haven’t quite become familiar with them yet.
While I can never come close to create anything as beautiful as the human form, I try to share my perception in such a way as help the viewer see that same beauty in a different light, with a different set of eyes. I… Continue Reading ““Saturday Morning””