This new painting "The Farmers Daughter" has me quite intrigued about the possibilities of creating more figurative works which are abstract. For those who are new to my repertoire - for many years I was primarily a portrait artist, creating realistic works on commission. I still do commissioned portraits occasionally. Portraits
Pastel of Savita
Although I am so attracted to faces and portraiture I love the freedom of just painting whatever I want to create. With a career of years of portraiture I really have to use a lot of self control to keep a figure or face abstract. I played with these geometric looser portraits a few years ago.
"Linger" 20" x 16" pastel
I share these experiences with you as I feel it may help those who like to explore possibilities in their own work. I am not sure when I will move forward with more abstract figures as this is just a new planted seed - and we shall see if it grows. In the meantime - enjoy the journey!