A little oil painting I started over the weekend to practice the glazing techniques. This a Pastiche of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 'Lady Lilith'. Done on an oval canvas board 12 x 12.
Art is like life's journey in that every painting is like a lesson for the next one. (Rusty Gladdish)
I am a painter who writes stories and poems in between pictures. Painting began as a hobby, transmogrified into a therapy and finally emerged as an obssession. I am a self taught 'Outsider Artist' and an instinctive painter and colourist. I paint my dreams and whatever comes into my imagination. I also enjoy painting portraits. The whole of one's life is to be found in the face. The eyes and the mouth tell all. I have a passionate interest in art history and have been influenced by the Renaissance, Caravaggio, the much maligned Impressionists, the Fauvists (especially Matisse) and the Pre-Raphaelites ( to name but a few!!!). My paintings are hanging in private collections in America, Australia, France, Spain, Amsterdam, Turkey,...
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