Friday, August 23, 2013


"Pensive" 2013
Oil on Linen

Here is the first of my new paintings for my solo show at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney Australia, which opens February 25 2014. Am very happy to be showing in Sydney after several years of absence and even more happy to be showing with Brenda May. 

This image is created from some of the things in my collection. My old 19thC Danish couch, a 1940's table, the cushion is a modern and from Laura Ashley and on the table is a 1950's Barsony Figure which belonged to a great aunt. The model is a local girl involved in the Vintage industry here, she is very beautiful but sometimes seeing the whole isn't mysterious and making this composition cut before the shoulder line makes you wonder. It takes me a long time to set up these works and such a long time to paint, I am at the stage where I want to make quality not quantity. I want to have something to say and not just for the sake of being. 

Hope you enjoy the image. Until the next time....


Pierre Raby said...

Another great narrative piece. Intriguing, vibrant,beautifully rendered and composed with the echoed red stripes motifs. Brenda May looks like a great dynamic gallery for your next show, very happy for you Diane!

This Painting Life said...

Thank you Pierre, I always appreciate your thoughts. Hope your painting is going well.