If I Stay

6″ x 6″ oil on gessoed panel $75 starting bid at DailyPaintworks  

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Here’s the next in my mini-portrait series. I was inspired by her unconventional beauty and the muted palette. It seems to add a sense of mystery to the scene. I want to know what she’s thinking, where she’s looking. Did someone call her name? She looks a little upset but why? Is she trying to leave?

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The Storyteller ~ man playing flamenco guitar

The Storyteller ~ 5″ x 7″ oil on board
For sale at Daily Paintworks 
Confession: I’ve always had a thing for musicians… 😉 I even ended up marrying one!  Lol!  I remember being a little girl, and watching my dad’s fingers on the strings and just being in awe, tingling with excitement that such a beautiful sound could come from his fingers. The fascination has never left me. I’m the girl in the corner of the bar, sketchbook open, trying to capture some of their passion on paper instead of dancing. Not a few musicians discovered my habit, and own little sketches. Musicians open up their heart and soul to you, on stage, in person and I find it awe inspiring, raw, vulnerable and brave. I feel that they are most themselves when they’re up there, and I want to capture that.
(reference photo attribution: Rich Anderson)