Sunday, February 7, 2010

"Cold Shoulders"

I did this painting last April as one of my two entries for the annual Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (   My other entry was accepted.  In the meantime, this piece gathered dust in the corner of the studio as I wasn't entirely happy with it....but didn't know why.

A month or two ago I took a critical look at it and decided the composition wasn't as good as it could be - so I cropped five inches off the left side.  Eureka!    But then I couldn't find a frame that worked  - nothing looked right.  Finally, I mounted it on an Ampersand cradleboard - frameless - on 2" deep birch...looking much like 'gallery wrap'.    It works for this piece, giving it a very contemporary feel.


"Cold Shoulders"   24" x 12"  oil on board   

I saw these cherub statues - all playing different musical instruments - at a garden center in Tucson.  


  1. Great job w/ all the whites. They're a really fun challenge!

  2. Very beautiful and I love the subject matter!

  3. I just found your blog....wonderful work and so inspiring. I just love this piece.
    Great title too ;)