I have long admired artists who use unexpected colors to depict images in a very unusual, but also realistic way.
I made this painting and Jon thought it looked like a young Dr. Konopka. Especially, with the round face and hooded cape.
I worked on "Florida Sea Oats" on and off for 2 months. I spent a lot of time building up the background layers. You can't really see from the photo, but the painting has a lot of texture from the layers of paint. I like this added detail, but it made painting the sea oats tricky --- there were more bumps in the road than expected. I used the fall foliage colors on the painting, as sea oats are a beige/ light green in person.
|Anna Maria acrylic on canvas 2011|
|Florida Sea Oats acrylic on board 2011|