Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Choosing images

2013 oil on canvas 28 x 22 in.
Here is one of the three paintings I did for the evening of Maitri residents' stories at a.Muse Gallery, which is coming in June.
The professional photographs provided made it easy to dive into this project. I responded to this pianist's face, in reverie with her music, the happy, bright pinks, and the compositions with strong diagonals and people surrounded by their interior settings. Another powerful image was a snapshot of a resident as a child with her brother and father, a poignant personal memento that at the same time feels familiar, as I grew up in the same era myself.