Veiled Figures

Veiled Figures is a culmination of two of my most favorite subjects- flowers and figures.  For years I have created detailed botanical paintings and figurative paintings.  Inspiration on how to combine these two loves struck when I was  given a book of antique textile patterns.  I found the colors, patterns, and flowing floral arrangements in the book provided an unconscious platform for the emotional intent of the figures.  Using traditional oil glazing, where transparent colors are layered on top of each other, I create depth and illumination, subtly revealing the figures amoung the flowers.



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