sneak peek

Here's another circus-themed painting for my solo show this December.  I will be debuting this one in a group show entitled "Women Painting Women" in November at Robert Lange Studios.

64" x 42" Oil on Belgian Linen

Working on this series has been a breakthrough for me in terms of letting go.  I am often referred to as a "photo realistic" painter when, in fact, that is not my intention and I prefer simply "naturalistic painter."  Pushing myself to make more marks and not to over work things has always been a challenge for me.  I am happy to say that I am finally getting to a point where I am more comfortable describing texture through visible brush stokes.  I personally find the addition of them more meaningful and interesting than smoothness and precision throughout.  I have always believed that the combination of loose areas with more developed areas lends a sense of variety and truth to a painting.  I hope you will also enjoy the new found liberty and expression that I have achieved in my new works.