"A Moment in Time"
12" x 4" on gallery wrap canvas painted around
This title gave me much more angst than the whole painting! That is often the case with my work. My joy is in the creative process; the name is the last thing I do. The title for this was important to me as I admire the person who inspired it. Alisa Burke is one of the most creative individuals I've come across. She is multi talented, creative, energetic, and SO NICE! Thanks again to Alisa for allowing me to use your image for this inspiration! I think of all the things that Alisa is...she is a painter, photographer, writer, wonderful cook, decorator...and on it goes. The photo I worked from for this particular painting was just a moment in time for this woman...she has so many wonderful sides! So, when I took the time and thought about her..the title was there!
I could have painted the figure in oil, but decided to go with acrylic as I wanted it to be more stylized than painterly (though I KNOW all you acrylic painters out there; myself included; will tell me that you can get painterly strokes with acrylic too...but why fight it...ha...I agree...but acrylic just seemed to speak to me!) I was going for the edges and simplicity!
I still have more figures inside of me...maybe even another of Alisa...I have a great foreshortening shot of her sitting...it will have a more modern feel just due to the pose and the clothes...FUN!...but I also want to do my kids in some way...cuz I just want to...:)
I have a quick little commission of mums to do next and then on to another figure or two...or three...we shall see!