Saturday, November 21, 2009


Shelbie came in with an astounding collection of vintage dresses and accessories. She is a unique person who seems to emanate an air of wholesomeness. However, in this painting the mood is rather dark. I need to think about why I chose to represent her thus. I hope to work with her again, and seek her brighter side.
oil on linen panel, 8 x 6 inches, 2009


  1. It's thought provoking. It looks like she's in a wedding dress and wondering if she said yes to the right guy. Or maybe social status is forcing her in one direction and her heart in another and that's the conflict.
    That's what it is...she looks conflicted.
    Good Job.

  2. We all have a dark side, kept in check with a
    bit of wholesomeness. Good mood ballence!
    This painting, your work, has "Real Beauty"
    There is a sense of contemplation here.

  3. Charles, you did a beautiful job! You are a truely gifted artist :]

  4. Beautiful light and color contrast. I love this one.