Oil on canvas, 60"x48" Collection of artist
I have hesitated to post this image as the photograph
does not do it justice and it is in my eyes one of maybe
5 of the most successful pieces I have created as an
artist. During the time I was studying at The Drawing
Studio in Portland I developed a frozen right shoulder.
Not to be done in by an arm I could not move I switched
to my left hand, my non-dominant side. As difficult as
this was there is no faster way to access the right side
of the brain. I started drawing a nude and she became
a bird woman with her right wing tight against her side.
I liked her so much I took a 5'x4' canvas and started to
translate her into oils. At first she looked like the drawing
but it did not translate in oil and she had little pizazz. I
kept going for the next year. Now she has a place of feature
in my home and reminds me what is really meaningful to
me in my expression.