This cubism painting was inspired by a naturalistic portrait I painted last summer of my daughter (included at the bottom of this post for reference)
The freedom of a little bird over a large icy city. So much freedom in fact, that the bird is on her way off the canvas. This piece is a study of space, cooler colours and the emotion of the little bird. The backlit silhouetted tree creates balance to the painting. The pale yellow sunrise announces the hope of a new day.
A blessed weekend to all – remember to enjoy the present moment!
Very little paint and light brush strokes create this ethereal soft pink silhouette. I see her as a woman waiting to greet a lover.
Here’s my portrait of troubled writer Tove Ditlevsen (1917-1976). One of the first books I read in Danish was a collection of her poems in the book ‘Pigesind’. I later read her powerful novel ‘Barndommensgade’ about a girl called Ester growing up in Copenhagen in the 1930’s. My early encounter with this writer when I moved to Denmark in 1984 made an impression on me. It was a ‘challenging joy’ to paint this portrait of her in 2009. The portrait is currently being exhibited in Bristol, England at The Grant Bradley Gallery.