“If you grab enough Texas land, something good is bound to happen.” – James Michener
I painted Mark at Baylor hospital in Dallas. He played the Viola while I painted, it was delightful!
When I “compose” paintings in my mind…there are lost edges, creative color, and bold brushstrokes. I don’t worry so much about the details, but about the overall mood. In my landscape paintings I am often successful in painting the image in my head. I struggle to do so with people. So on my second painting of Mark, I tried to painted him the way I see the finished painting in my mind. Since I worked from a photo, I snapped a photo mask free! It looks pretty rough up close, but I am delighted with the painting, it is pretty close to how I composed it in my head!
If you would like to hear more of Mark’s music, you can watch Mark playing for TED x with tap dancers ! P.s. I love to tap dance:)
I collaborated with Jane Escueta today at Baylor Hospital!!!! She played beautiful music on the violin, and I painted her while she played.
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again. “- Lewis Carroll
Ghost Ranch, NM