I'm enjoying this show!
-- I think you are really on to something with the challenges you gave yourself this past year to try some new ways of painting the figure.
This one is very powerful.
-- You've worked very hard on your art this past year, with great results.
Nice to see two works, one in each of your favourite mediums.
Nice pastel portrait of the girl, and I loved your water-maiden paintings. This one is lovely!
-- This is a wonderful portrait!
Interesting angle, great form and I like how you handled the shadows.
I also like the simple (seemingly, anyway) way you did this one. Bravo!
-- Very powerful portrait, and even better with the background to it.
Thanks for bringing the bold colours of your paintings to this Canadian in winter.
Was your palette so bold when you still lived here, or is it the influence of being in Spain?
-- Yes, this portrait of yours is special!
I hear Billy Holiday music in my head when I see it.
I think this is probably the best portrait I did (and finished!) in 2011, and it was the last one I did. While I meant to work on it between live sessions with our model (who we had for 4 weeks, just a morning per week), and to finish it after, from photos, I never did, and now that I look at it, don't think I'll work anymore on it.
This is Mike, who is dressed in Viking garb. 8" x 12", oil on panel.