Thursday, February 11, 2010

Eskimo Kiss

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.

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!


Don Coker said...

Very nice, Brenda!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Love this! Your work is so creative and unique, and very intriguing.
Brenda, I have nominated you and your blog for the Sunshine Award which recognizes an artist for their creativity and positivity. Please feel free to stop by my blog to retrieve your award!

Brenda York said...

Thanks guys!I appreciate it!