Friday, December 28, 2007

My Narrative Past

Asta Yawns oil on canvas 25 X 38"
Since I was a kid I've created narrative paintings - pictures of objects, landscapes, people etc. Lately my work is becoming more nonobjective, impressionistic, abstract and expressive.
Here is one of the first paintings I thought was worth framing and showing off. It was one of 2 pieces I submitted for a juried arts show, it wasn't chosen though my second entry (a portrait of my mother) was selected. Of course this one will always be a winner for me, it's my dog Asta yawning nervously. Painting the fur gave me fits but I loosened up and out it came. Two glasses of wine helped release the inner fur painter in me.

2 comments:

Sally said...

Hi Hennie,
Great to see you up and blogging! Love to see your work on the site, and who cares if it has a good intro, bio or whatever...us fellow artists just wanna see your art...no fluff needed. It looks good. I like all 3 pieces so far!

JafaBrit's Art said...

I love the angle and the colours on this, beautiful!