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.