Painting the figure in oil painting.
Floating 16×20 oil painting…..$1400
I like to paint my subjects “doing” something. I don’t want them looking into the camera but instead just being. This is my daughter floating on an inner tube. I painted this because I liked the relaxing feeling and mood of her sunbathing. Floating on a raft is the ultimate of relaxation. Just letting the warm sun and water rock you into a lullaby of tranquility. Bliss. Isn’t this the unspoken goal? That we work hard enough and someday soon we will deserve to completely let go and “float on a raft”.
Folklorico Dancers 16×20 oil painting – Buy Now $1400
These dancers were at Old Town San Diego outside a restaurant. So lovely to watch. The purple dress caught my artist eye. I had to paint it! The dancers confidently bounced around the stage. The dance seemed so effortless to them. The sunlight danced along with them, lighting up different parts of their clothing as they moved around the stage.
Koi Pond 20×16 oil painting- Buy Now $1400
This painting is inspired by these children playing with the fish at a Koi pond. It is amazing how mesmerizing fish can be. I stood and watched as the children interacted with the fish and each other for more than an hour. The younger the child the more fascinated they were with the brightly colored fish. I remembered with my own children that it was the simple things that kept them engaged in an activity.