This painting is a recent addition to a new series of figure and portrait works in which I focus on an individual, exploiting his or her unique characteristics, in hopes of suggesting a link to a broad spectrum of humanity. In this particular painting, my model who I’ll call ’’Butterfly’’, is a svelte 59 year old who simultaneously presents and guards herself.
Facebook recently censored this painting, removing it from my profile and slapping me with a warning.
Nice pose isolating the viewer. I am further removed by her non-engaged look & demeanor. She seems vulnerable and self protected. Afraid of eye contact and what that means. A 21st century woman, guarded like a medieval castle.
Your choice of color & light really resembles large format film. The black borders echo the edge of a negative. Interesting work.