Monday, March 28, 2016

After Kitagawa Utamaro

Here is a recent interpretation in oil on canvas of the late 1700's wood block print of Utamaro's. this was from the Ukiyo-e period (paintings of the floating world) This painting was one of the "bigin-ga" that is "pictures of beautiful women" that Utamaro was famous for...I love to spend time studying these old prints because they were made so beautifully...working with oils changes the effect but one can still see how amazing the work was...the intricate patterns. and subtle colors I am inspired by...30x24" oil on canvas (sold)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

St.Croix Seascapes Today

Every day a new scene and a different inspiration...I revisit the same places to swim and fall in love all over again....watercolor and gouache 11x14"