32x40 Original Acrylic on Canvas
Veiled Figures is a culmination of two of my most favorite subjects, flowers and figures. For years I created detailed botanical paintings and figurative paintings. Inspiration on how to combine these 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 can create depth and illumination, subtly revealing the figures among the flowers.