The vast majority of this beautiful little painting was created in just a few hours one evening when Charles and I were skipping out on a local art shindig we had originally planned on attending. He called me early that afternoon: "You know, I really don't want to go tonight. I want to PAINT!" So that's what he did - and this piece was sitting on the easel when I got home from work a few hours later. (12 x 16, oil on mounted canvas, 2008)
Monday, February 23, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Georgia has recently launched a beautiful new website just a few months after completing extensive renovations on the interior of their historic building. As part of their re-introduction to the public they created a short video tour of their organization and services, their building and their history.
It was a very pleasant surprise to see "Sarah Danielle" featured during the voice-over elaborating on the collection and the "important regional and Georgia Artists" whose works one may see on any given visit.
"Sarah Danielle" hung at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art last summer as part of Metro Montage VIII. A link to the video is available here.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I just love this new painting. From the first day Charles had it up on the easel it just struck us as something special. With some pieces you seem to know early on that they will work out well. I especially like how both the composition and the shape of the canvas carry you through the image from the dark into the light. (14 x 24, oil on linen, 2008)
The statuette in the painting is a figurine of the Buddhist goddess Tara who, in that religion, represents virtuous and enlightened action and universal compassion. She is believed to help her followers overcome dangers, fears and anxieties and to guard them on their spiritual journey to enlightenment. Here she sits serenely in the light, surrounded by lush fruits and flowers.
I've also included a detail so you can really appreciate the brushwork on this. Amazing!