Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A Deep Breath #2, 7ft x 4 ft, acrylic on canvas.
( unfinished )
The second in a series of three paintings. Based on a photograph taken of Warren Lake in the Fall. The dying leaves and the landscape are bleeding off of the canvas. This painting is the ground for the second piece.
A Deep Breath, 7ft x 4ft, acrylic on canvas
I take a deep breath every time I visit Warren Lake in the Summer and I take another breath when I leave so it will somehow stay with me when I'm away. This piece is the first of a triptych. The central theme deals with emotions surrounding ex-pat life and how that lifestyle affects relationships. The figures in these paintings are transparent while the ground, the place is predominate.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Snow Leopard, 4' x4', acrylic on canvas.
To create this piece I used the earlier "Yellow Rose" piece as an under painting. I then threw pinks and burnt umber at the canvas to create energy and movement.
Snow leopard was photographed by a fellow artist Brenda Furman. Check out her fabulous work by going to brendafurmanart.com