11 November 2010

Honey

36" x 24", oil on canvas, 2010, private collection

This is a painting of my darling Krista. I initially used the photo ref of her in another painting with a statue of a lion in the bottom right, but the lion was the only good thing about it, so I recycled the canvas (I don't know what new painting it became). But I really liked that pose of hers, so I decided to try again a few years later. I don't know why I didn't use the lion again. Instead, I've included the alchemical symbol for honey. Because she's my honey...and I like ancient symbols.


The background is once again my
"matrix" motif. This time, to further play up the stained glass aspect, I gave Krista a nice halo.
If you get really close to the actual painting you can see the orange base coat quite clearly.
I really like the lighting in this.

This painting, and nine others (a few watercolours, a few oils; some old, some new), was in the 
Fall Expressions group show at Gallery ArtPlus in Belleville which ran from 28 October to 27 November.



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