This blog is my art journal and features the development of my works, as well as inspirational images from my travels.
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.