Art — Painting: Recent Work


Bonheur, oil on panel, gouache, watercolor paper, ceramic, 11" x 14", 2014

Bonheur is based on a photo from a fashion magazine of a teen-age girl in the sun. It wasn’t clear where she was but she wore a straw hat that allowed the sun to make a pattern on her face. I was intrigued with that idea and started to play with it, knowing that I couldn’t really create a three dimensional hat on a two-dimensional girl.

I thought she was very beautiful and drew out my feelings of youth and play, the times I visited islands, the tropical waters, and the bright, white light.

Her hat, clothing, and necklace are all invented as is the landscape.


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