My goal throughout this process
has been to concentrate on texture and brushstrokes.
For this painting, I was once again
drinking a lot of coffee
and not painting much.
Then I noticed a tiny statue a friend had given me.
The low light was setting her off dramatically.
The lightening helped.
So I began very dark,
then added lights and flashes of color.
In the middle of that storm,
the heart in her hands just about glowed
and I knew it was hope.
Hope in the darkness.
Hope in the storm.
Now I love that little statue even more,
and I am so glad I painted her light.
The image is linked to the Fine Art America page where you can purchase prints.
Just click on it.
She makes a very fine print.
Kathleen Barnes, Paintdiva
Art is my passport to a limitless journey. When I am not exploring my materials on a technical level, there is visual exploration before me. When that seems a bit thin, there is a deep calling from the realm of my imagination. Sometimes all three come together in a perfect storm. That storm, that combination of the real, the imagined and the very paint and canvas is what calls me daily, and I answer as much as I can.....