Just finished a series inspired by my six grandchildren: Jack, Hannah, Alexander, Charlie, Levi and Georgia. When I paint I look at a photo of the image I’m painting. I like to capture moods in photos and it is the mood I’m painting.
Colors are very important to me, because they also convey a mood, an emotion, a sensibility, so I choose my colors with care. Shape and form are my tools for storytelling. Whether I’m painting large or small, the composition shows the story I want to tell.
I have chosen verbs for my titles. Together with the image the title hints at the story I have in mind and I invite you, the viewer, to enjoy it. I was inspired by my grandchildren, however, I don’t strive to create a realistic painting of them as they are already represented realistically in the photos. I do strive, though, to bring about my relationship to them which is pure love.
Painted with acrylics and framed they measure 24″ by 20″ and sell for $350 ea