In my September 9th post, I wrote that I wanted to do a John Singer Sargent 'response painting'. This is it. I started with the plan to do a country person in a field but then I began reflecting. Reflecting can be a good thing or a bad thing. In this case, I think it was a good thing. I thought how Sargent had painted high society and life in his time. Now, in contrast, my time is a little different.....art is losing its importance especially with the masses, being cut from schools....etc. So, this is my 'statement' on the status of the arts today...I will say no more! I present to you, "Art in America".
Hot off the easel...pushing myself to build more levels and visual textures. Still staying with spiritual themes and using my angelic figures but building on the colors and using more spontaneity in the building of the layers.
I think you will probably be seeing several variations of this theme. This one is 18"x24", acrylics on paper. The next one is going to be 3'x4'. Feeling the need for big strokes. Hope you like....Di