When I first began painting I was enamored with bright, bold, expressive graphic-y stylized subjects. Over time, however, because I wanted to also learn traditional painting, I learned to love neutrals and natural looking subjects. There are still things I like about this early painting of mine..I like how you can sense there are eyes there, even though they are just suggested. This is one of the paintings I sanded away (so I can re-use the support). I took photos of everything for old time's sake.
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Gone, 2005, Acrylic on 12x12 stretched canvas
(To celebrate its summer special exhibition: The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden) Event Dates: 8/8/2014 - 8/10/2014 Reception: 8/9/2014 Location: Portland Art Museum (503) 226-2811 1219 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97205
Alla Prima Portland First Annual Invitational Group Show 2014