Saturday, November 28, 2009


This is the first painting I did when I was toying with the idea of small, quickly executed works. Since then the work has become a little bigger, and a good deal more resolved. However, what I enjoy about this one is the briskness of execution and the relative flatness of the shapes. I am always striving for a balance between the illusion of space (realism) and surface pattern (abstraction). It's a struggle that never ends.

Fine art prints of this painting are available here.

oil on stretched canvas, 6 x 4 inches, 2008

1 comment:

  1. Charles, this painting is real as it gets!
    Looks like "she looked" you caught her at a
    none pose moment, and painted her.
    Wonderful. I'm not sure it happend that way,
    but it looks spontaneously.