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On Being Challenged and Going Big

Garden Roses and Lilacs in Silver Bud Vase
Oil on Linen Panel
It's been a long time since I've attempted to work on figure paintings. So, this is the summer of the figure. It's also the time when I will force myself to work BIG! Both challenges have begun with this study of roses in a small silver bud vase and a portrait of the beautiful Katie Holmes in this stunning black dress. It's my welcoming of summer. I hope you enjoy them all.

Katie Holmes at the Met Gala
Oil on Linen Panel
8" x 6"
Blush Peonies in Cut Crystal
Oil on Linen Panel
8" x 6"


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