Monday, February 26, 2007

Child Holding a Dove

This work is the smallest I've painted in many years - just 10"x8", but the scale seems to suit the subject matter nicely. This work was inspired by Picasso's oil painting of the same name, painted in 1901 when he was just 20 years old. I was attracted to the work by the little girl's pose, as she gently holds the dove with both hands and her chin and the way the awkward hunch of her shoulder shows how hard she's focused on trying to be gentle.

3 comments:

Alina Chau said...

This is lovely! Charming expression on the child.

Searching For a Meaning said...

Peace and hope - are what I depict from this beautiful picture.

So creative and thought provoking.

Looking forward to seeing more - if that is okay?

Good luck for the future.

Sheri Burhoe said...

I really love your interpretation of "Child with Dove".Awesome work !