Monday, December 17, 2007

The SI Carousel on the National Mall

Painting on the National Mall was an interesting experience with the many people who would stop, look, ask questions or simply use me as a backdrop for their photos. I did speak to a man who is a sculptor—I regret not getting his name—who had a very interesting story. He told me that he started out as a pastel painter but now sculpts. He even offered some welcome criticism on my painting.

As for the subject matter, this is a bit of a departure for me. I don't usually include figures in my work and approached them as spots of color on the landscape. Choosing the Carousel as my subject, it was necessary to paint the figure as part of the composition.

1 comment:

focused said...

Stunning! You have a way with color. I can't tell the difference between your oils and your pastels. You have a style that transcends the medium. Can't wait to see more!!