Art — Painting: Recent Work

The Unexpected

The Unexpected, oil and gouache, 12 x 16", 2013

The Unexpected was inspired by the plight of Martin’s sister, another victim of the Boston Marathon bombings. I had no image from which to work but imagined her and her predicament. I chose to put her in a fancy dress sitting in a formal chair to contrast with the rawness of her limb.

The dog is based on my newly adopted puppy from a litter I learned about unexpectedly.

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