As I work on this picture and add characters, a story unfolds inside of me. I hope when I arrive at the composition and colors that feel right, you the viewer will see what I feel.
While I have enlarged my original vision for this work and have added two more figures, I am also searching for a title to encompass larger feelings as well. I think the drawing and its companion painting will need another figure, a child, for both compositional and emotive reasons.
As a child, I had such wonderful dreams after watching ‘Babes in Toyland,’ and this small painting attempts to convey all the hope, anticipation and desire that movie created. Pictured is the special doll, Priscilla, seen on rare visits to our Indiana grandmother.
The painting was selected by Ben Smith for the show “Cool Palettes” at the Atlanta Artists Center.