Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Whole Painting!

Here is my latest painting "The Bishop".  It is called "The Bishop" because the mask has the name because of the shape of it's hat.  It is modeled after what bishops wear on their heads.   Along with the bishop is a harlequin mask and a bishop chess piece incorporated into the still life. The masks all come from Venice.  All of this is resting on a rich, colorful background and design from France.  I put this still life together in the summer and the light was filtering through the window and casting shadows and creating light and shaded areas on the subjects.  In the corners of the painting you can see some vintage script laying on the table.  I had hoped that the American Watercolor Society would have accepted it into the show this year but the judges did not pick it.  Other paintings and other shows to come!