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04 October 2006

This one is titled "Flight", its 3 x 4 feet, and really gave me a chance to use big brushes and free myself up. I thought of the background as a color field more than anything, with all the focus falling on this hip young woman. Areas of detail (figure) contrast the areas of rest (background), with a few other elements (birds and feathers) to help carry the eyes around the painting, and add a bit more to the narrative.

Is there a narrative? With me of course there is. I find it inescapable when painting people. Ultimately that is why I am drawn to paint people and the human form, it is ever fascinating and of the utmost importance to me.

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