• 16″ x 20″ fine art print
  • Archival inks and premium paper
  • Ships free within United States
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Have you ever saw a painting that attempted to capture the energy of an emotion?  Usually this looks like a series of swirled colors and marks.  I am not skilled at that – I have tried!  However, one of my super hero powers is the ability to capture the essence of a person in a painting.

This is what I did with Essence.  One weekend in March, the idea popped into my head and I decided to run with it.  When I met a particular friend several years ago my first thought was, “Why is this woman so happy?”  She always has a smile ready for you.  Once I got to know her, I realized that she worked hard for her smile.  That translated into yellow for me when thinking about this painting.

The final result is a bright, loose floral piece largely made of watered down yellow acrylic paint, watery black pencil, and black and white oil pastels.


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