Sunday, September 21, 2014

My Heart Sings

The above painting is one of my most recent ones.  I was so excited painting it that I found myself so driven so that I could not focus on anything else.  This is a friend's niece visiting from Japan.  They went to San Francisco Academy of science.  I painted it using a poorly printed image from my computer.  I had a teacher once tell me that "poor pictures can make great paintings".  His point was that the artist has to fill in the blanks instead of being so caught up in the details of a photo. At one point, I left the photo and began experimenting with edges and values.  This is a large piece 48" x 30".  The title was a gift from a friend who  said when she looked at the painting it made her heart sing.  

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