Sunday, January 3, 2010

Samantha in Red

This painting continues my interest in the tension between the formal/symmetrical and the natural/worldly aspects of posing the figure. I discussed this in an earlier post entitled Kristin Criss-Crossed. Here the tension resides in the angle of her head, exposed leg, and the palm branch. I imagine Samantha stepping into a pool of water, but instead of the traditional white garb she is wearing red.
oil on linen panel, 8 x 6 inches, 2009

1 comment:

  1. I can't descibe how beautiful this is!
    How beautiful she is!
    I just tripped over my jaw..