Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Haeley in White Fur

Here is a dichotomy. Do the bars of the chair keep the viewer from this beautiful woman, or do they imprison her? The white of her fur coat opposes the black of the bars, restating this theme of duality. I'm happy also that I was able to limit my palette, as too much color would have detracted from the concept.
oil on linen panel, 8 x 6 inches, 2009


  1. I see that her hands form the shape of an unfinished heart shape. Her necklace reinforces this. Those two shapes are above the bars, not in confinement and it's her sensuality that appears imprisoned.
    "Surrender" seems a befitting title.

  2. Charles, I love this. The pose, the gaze on her
    face, the color.
    Wow, what a beautiful piece of work you've
    created here!
    So very inspiring. Happy Thanksgiving!