Saturday, January 7, 2012

I Never Work So Large

I must be getting braver in my almost 66 years because I purchased 4 large canvas' and decided I would challenge myself in 2012, however, I did start one at the end of 2011. 
The canvas I started is 36x36 and I received my inspiration from a magazine print ad for Sephora, a makeup store on the Promenade in Santa Monica.  I really do love painting my women and this one is bigger than life.  I'm just about satisfied...just need to finish the flower and attach my lace, a mixed media touch I love so much.

At Ten Women on Montana, our gallery's new location, I get to have the window all to myself during the last 2 weeks in February which happens to be during my birthday.  It will give me enough time to live with her awhile, name her and possibly add a few words in calligraphy. 
This painting will be the focal point and I will add some of my jewelry and a few small shadow box collages to the window as well.  I'm very excited to introduce my "big girl" and add her to my gallery space.

Here she is...

Nearly completed
My inspiration

1 comment:

Lisa Holtzman said...

Really striking Renee! Love your use of color and texture. Congrats on your first jumbo painting ~ she's a complete success!