UNINTENDED SELF PORTRAIT

In my toy portraits, I hope to capture emotion, mood and interpersonal dynamics in my subject and composition.  Some succeed, some come close and some are just cute.  I have my own reasons for every one one of my paintings. Some of them are really quite humorous, as well as sad.  I generally don't like to explain my paintings.  Besides the fact that I'm a very private person, I also I want my audience to connect with them in their own personal way. 

It's always bittersweet when a painting sells, and is no longer in my possession.  Eventually this subsides as I create new compositions that express my current perspective and emotions, except for "Olive Waits".  She was painted 5 years ago, at a point in my life when I felt stuck with very little control.  My coping method was to be patient and wait.  Once I added "true to myself" to this list, my life changed for the better.  Although my new path has been a bumpy ride, I'm happy doing what I love with wonderful people around me (no matter what the distance).

So, this is the story to Olive Waits.  I tell it, because she'll always be mine.  Well, she is me.

OLIVE WAITS

Posted on April 3, 2015 and filed under PAINTINGS.