Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Oil on canvas, 48"x36", $1800 plus shipping
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I was wondering what the heck I was going to post this
morning. I mean I have lots of images to post yet, but I
wanted to do something different....and then I realized I
hadn't posted 'Anna' (or I don't think I have). I did this
painting in my studio in Portland. One of my favorite
models posed for it and I believe it was a four session
pose at 3 hours a session. Cindy and I painted next to
each other on this one and I own her lovely painting from
it. This painting was extremely challenging for me as I
was trying to break through to a more expressive place.
I was successful, but not in the way I was hoping for.


Sunrise Sister said...

Anna is lovely. I don't remember seeing this image online but remember the impact the piece made when I viewed it on a wall of the Carnegie Art Center in Walla Walla. - Beautiful!

Jeane said...

really wonderful Katherine :)

ria said...

I love this one, the colors of the skirt against the blue of the chair, beautiful, great impact. I "get" what you're saying about trying to get into a more expressive place-what's the way you were hoping for-if I may ask? To me the body is quite expressive here...

Katherine said...

Thank you Dianna. I loved doing that show.

Katherine said...

And thank you Ms. Jeane. You've been painting and posting like mad. Good on ya!

Katherine said...

Yes Ria this is a very expressive piece. I mean something much, much looser. I am a big fan of Nathan Oliveira and Fritz Scholder and would love to paint in a similar dream like loose way. As of yet it has not been in me, which is probably why I have resorted to abstract painting.