I sent 4 new paintings to Landmark Gallery in New York City last month. I had a model come to my studio in November 2010. I always enjoy photographing the model. People have so many facets to their personalities. I consider it a privilege to get to see some of their different sides.
The young lady that modeled for me knew that I was intending to use her for basic positions, from which I would create my traditional more stylized figurative work.
In my stylized work the model represents all women. She is the essence of woman.
She was a wonderful model. She easily flowed from one position to another.
These four painting were sent to Landmark Gallery in New York City. It’s located at 119 West 57th Street (if you happen to be going to NY). I think that’s about 8th Avenue, maybe a block from the South Side of Central Park.
They all have spiritual titles: Benedictum, Blessings, Prayer and Sanctus. For me, they represent that meditative space of prayer, counting one’s blessings, having gratitude and just being present, in Grace.
I’m working on a new painting from this model in my portraiture style. I’ll post it as soon as I’m done.
All four paintings are 24″ x 30″ mixed media on canvas.