"The Present"

     In keeping with the holidays, here's a painting I got as a bonus--one that painted itself.  Don't you love it when that happens?  I am increasingly using the process to guide me rather than having a photographic reference, using random marks to find the image which I coax out of what's there.  In this case, I tried to paint a nonobjective abstract, but this young woman intervened.  Thanks for looking and may you have a wonderful Christmas!

Gift Bearers

I recently submitted this painting to the online contest sponsored by University of Georgia.  Their "Kress Project" (Google it for information) is a collection of Renaissance religious paintings and altar pieces which they asked artists to respond to in any medium.  I was inspired by the three Madonna pieces and chose a revisionist view of wise women bearing gifts.  I hope you like it!