Sunday, April 12, 2009

Risky Business

Mom and John,   6 x 8

This is a huge diversion for me--I saw a painting in Paris recently that was a portrait of sorts, simple--and the people's faces were left unfinished.  I thought I'd try it out--portraits certainly aren't my thing, but it's interesting to me how much this resembles my mom and her husband John, without even detailing their faces.  I can't say I'll tackle this subject often, but it was an interesting diversion for me today.

-julie davis


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Julie,

As a portrait painter I can never
be this brave. But I love what you've
done, and I know what you mean. So much
of personality and even relationships
can be read in gesture, dress, colour.

Love it,


Leslie Saeta said...

It's funny. They have no faces ... yet ... it feels as if they have expressions! I know this makes no sense ...

Patricia Siegel said...

Wonderful work Julie!