Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Shadow Knows

Everyone I know has experienced life in a different way. That's what makes us unique. We all have our shadows that tell a story only we can share. I think that is part of the reason I enjoy painting people. The technical aspects of portrait and figurative painting include more than just putting paint on a canvas. The challenge to me is to capture a person's inner qualities as well as to reproduce their image. This is Linda. Her gentle shadow in the background represents the light that shines on her, and from her. She is a friend, and an inspiration.


skarppala said...

I almost feel like a know her! Well done, Kay!!!

Kathleen Eaton said...

Thank you, Susan! She is an amazing woman. It was a pleasure to paint her portrait.