Just received the exciting news that my pastel painting “The Rose Tattoo” has been accepted into the Triton Museum of Art Salon 2016 from more than 1450 entries. The exhibition will run April 16 – May 29, 2016 at the museum in Santa Clara, CA.
Introducing “The Rose Tattoo”, which is part of my contemplation series. This was a lot of work and I have gained a great respect for the tattoo artist who designed the model’s body art. I have always wanted to do a painting of a man with a tattoo. The biggest challenges, of course, were to make the figure three dimensional and have the tattoo appear like it was on his skin.
One oContemplation-old man-web_03.02.16f the most distinctive abilities that humans have is to contemplate, which has always fascinated me. Contemplation is to think profoundly and at length, meditate on, ponder, reflect on, consider, muse on or deliberate over. I am working on a new series of paintings that is inspired by contemplation in its many forms.
I just completed this new pastel portrait “Contemplation”. It is part of a series I am working on having to do with contemplation in its various forms. Is he thinking about his youth? Is he thinking about a lost love? Or just contemplating the beauty of the rose? This is a 14×18 pastel painting on Sennelier La Carte Pastel Card.