I hope you'll come to India Street Gallery to see Eskimo Kiss and my other Valentines Day themed paintings. They will be on exhibit through Feb 16 and you can always view them on my website. If you drop by the gallery tomorrow night for the opening reception, I can promise you wine, strawberries and homemade chocolate truffles that will make you swoon!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
40x30" oil on canvas, email me for more information
For my newest series, Moonstruck Chronicles, I found plenty of inspiration in all the hoopla surrounding Valentines Day. I explored the persuasion, the wooing, the seduction, the moment the earth shifts and then the aftermath: all ingredients of a great love story. The backgrounds of my paintings are thick, saturated pigment mixed with a wax medium and applied like frosting with a palette knife. I draw back into the paint adding words, symbols and sketches and, in this series there are little hidden love notes scratched into the paint as well. Clearly, I have a penchant for whimsical, narrative and slightly twisted art. And an uncontrollable fondness for the color red.