\\\"Autumn Song\\\" ~~~ Original painting sold to Larry S. in Canada! Thank you, Sir!
~~~ A geisha prepares a new song to entertain guests at a coming feast.
The background floral is inspired by a section of a Meiji Period Japanese screen that I saw for sale by an antiques dealer.
The chrysanthemum is called \\\"kiku\\\" in Japan.
This autumn flower is lovingly cultivated, highly prized, and widely celebrated there. Since ancient times, Kiku has been used as a first name for baby girls.
The image wraps onto the side edges; all are painted, sealed and glossy.
Fine weave canvas, on 8x10\\\" sealed hardboard panel, museum quality, archival.
Media used: Liquitex Acrylics & Winsor/Newton Acrylics.
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Everyone admires angels, but I like to think that sometimes we amaze the hell out of them.
I create full-time at my Collier House Studio. My works contain what I love about design, color, dignity, beauty, & innocence.
Also, all of the arts, family, animals, people watching, GirlEffect.org, IL-RedCross.org, Kiva.org, Heifer.org., & ChildrensHopeInt.org, affect my work.
Formal traditional visual art training began at age four & continued through high school with a variety of teachers.
Then, I earned a university talent grant which paid all my art supply & studio fees until I graduated.
The human figure is important in my works. I attend Life Drawing classes, so that I have abundant reference material &...
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