August 15, 2012

"Statues" - The August Diana Moses Botkin Artist's Challenge

"Nymphs and Satyr"
Oil on Canvas  -  22" x 28"

This month's artist's challenge, picked by member Vicki Ross, was "statues."  This particular statue lives at the bottom of our spiral staircase.  My wife and I bought it years ago on Royal Street in New Orleans.  Many models have leaned against this sculpture, the latest being Sebastien.  I tried to keep this loose, warm and free. It was refreshing to use 1" bristles once again.  I was losing my eyesight painting all those little panels.

All the work for this month are very strong and varied:

16x12" Oil on Panel
"Tale of Woe"
Original oil on hardboard, 8"x8"