Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Roman Garb

oil on 3/4 inch canvas (12 x 24)

This painting is based on a photograph taken by a friend of mine while on holiday in Italy.  I loved painting the folds of the “fabric” and all the light and shadows. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fiddle Fraction

Oil on Panel (8 x 8 inches)

I think musical instruments not only make beautiful sounds but can also be beautiful pieces of art in and of themselves.  I noticed this violin at an antiques fair last summer and although it obviously wasn’t a prized Stradivarius or anything remotely similar, its shape, colour and potential all called to me in chorus.  I knew it would make a great subject.