oil painting on birch panel
24 inches square
those who follow the link on the photo to flickr may notice the slightly different title. i often work in series and when the basic idea is the same i like to title and number them. i don't however like to be organized enough to go through my records and check that i'm numbering them correctly, i'm lazy. so most series skip numbers, lots of numbers to try to ensure that there aren't two with the same title. i'll do a painting and know i've done a couple in the series so i'll title it no. 6 for example just to be safe and in this case i have the actual painting to check the number on the back but that was too much work the other day so hence the new number on flickr. long explanation for really not much...
about the painting; it's based on an old photo i have that i'm absolutely in love with. generally when i'm inspired by photos i might do the sketch from the photo and then put it away, never wanting it to be too close to life, but in the case of the four girls it is much more true to the actual photo. it's all about the dynamic of that group and that girl in front with the rabbit fur coat, i love that rabbit fur coat.
also those who have followed my blog for sometime or gone through the archives might recognize that i've shown this one before, i decided since i'm writing about the pieces now and i don't always have new work to show i'll be going through the available pieces i have around my home and posting them again with a little something about them.
painted in 2007