Oil on Linen 12″ x 16″ Same model, two views.
11″x 14″ Oil on Linen
“Cloaked” is essentially the next- generation in the “Divide Series”. Much like the original “Divide Series”, there is a barrier-a separation between the individual and the world. In this new series, the divide takes the form of a headpiece. Its connotations may or may not be religious, from a time long past, or a time yet to come.
9″x 12″ Oil on Canvas
The surface of each painting is both textured and glossy, much like the feel of old Flemish portraits. Sorry I’m unable to show you here, but I’m sure you get the idea.
12″x 16″ Oil on Linen
I’m pretty excited about them:)
A new series. I’m not sure how many pieces I want to make or how far I want to take it, but this series is pretty straight forward. It’s about being very young-on the brink of adulthood. It’s not about nostalgia, but instead an unflinching look at the close to the surface intensity of older teens and very early twenty somethings. I’m only painting cropped heads, and facial features, asserting the unfiltered expressions of these hauntingly beautifully fresh faces.
Yesterday was a great day. I ‘m still a little glowie. Many many thanks to the amazing friends who came to see the show and celebrate with me. Dear friends traveled many hours to be there. Wonderful friends I hadn’t seen since high school came. Former students, current students, neighbors, family of students past and present, dear friends and family were there as well. So were four of the young women featured in the portraits. I had the opportunity to meet enthusiastic art lovers and many of the very distinguished artists showing at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in the “Women Choose Women Again” exhibit. This terrific show opened yesterday as well, and we shared the opening reception.
VERY special thanks to the curator of both shows, Mary Birmingham and Katherine Murdock, assistant curator. It was a glorious afternoon.
I’m pleased to invite you all to the opening of my show. It’s called “Girls In Sight”. If the images above look familiar it’s because the paintings that will be on exhibit are the very illustrations/portraits of the young women in my book “Portrait of a Girl and Her Art”. They are oil, mixed media, 30″x 40″ and incorporate a collage of the subject’s work in the back round of each painting.
If any of you live close enough to attend to opening, I’d be thrilled to meet you!
Finished. A fairly large commissioned portrait of siblings.
My client requested a tightly styled, formal, smiling portrait of the four kids-two sets of twins!
The greatest challenge? Rendering really attractive children.
In honor of my Dad, for Father’s Day, I will be posting separate Pause pieces originating from the oil on wood studies of my parents, above.
I have not identified my Pause models before, but I feel that I’d like to acknowledge my parents with these pieces and the several Pause depictions yet to be posted. I am indeed fortunate to be able to include them in this series.
Happy Father’s Day Dad, and Happy Father’s Day to the rest of you wonderful dads:)
I though it might be interesting to view a compilation of images that all originate from a single subject.
I thought you might be curious about the origins of the Pause final prints. Below are the oil paintings that are the basis for the final photo print distortions, thus far. Different from paintings as an end product, these paintings are literally a means to an end; serving multiple manipulations and the final photographic prints.