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We Reap What We Sow

We Reap What We Sow

“Expressions of Empathy” (Volume II)
Oil on Canvas Board
3′ x 4′
This composition was rendered in homage to the ongoing influence that has been conveyed by field laborers throughout art history. The strong statement being made by the laborers depicted in the works of master painters, such as Millet and Van Gogh, is equally as present in this piece. Bright colors are used upon each of the women’s flowing dresses and kerchiefs to exhibit the expectancy of a “fruitful harvest,” where the dresses themselves appear to be fruit-like (of bright red, yellow, and green). The movement of each woman’s garment exemplifies life, vitality, and spirit. (This painting was created by the influence of a musical piece composed by LORD TOPH entitled, “The Other Side of the Mountain.”)

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Things Of That Nature

Things Of That Nature

“Expressions of Empathy” (Volume II)
Oil on Canvas Board
3′ x 4′
Two creatures are engaged in an interesting conversation…having tea, cookies, and wine at a table set for two upon the green. She sees him still, as witty, funny, and even foolish at times…like a monkey in a vivid circus vest and hat. Sometimes he finds her as old fashioned, stoic, and almost prudish…(not to mention her polka dotted smock she still insists on wearing). He humors himself, and imagines her having a dinosaur-shaped head, with stegosaurus like plates scaling down her back…yet they understand one another. They love and care for each other greatly. Years of experience together, and so many humorous times filled with assorted tales, have enriched their lives to discuss “things of that nature” unbeknownst to what their children may even begin to conceive.

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The Magic of Flowers

The Magic of Flowers

“Expressions of Empathy” (Volume II)
Oil on Canvas Board
36 x 48″
There is something particularly enchanting about having a garden…or perhaps even visiting one to sit…contemplate…acquiesce. The beauty of botanical life is expressed in this painting from each whimsical stroke. From the soil, to every leaf, stem, and flower…life is reverberated in magical contrast to the sky above. A sense of transcending movement bountifully bouquets the composition’s horizon line in a subtle Chinoiserie style. The approach of technique focuses on contour lines and fresh color, rather than blended, subdued tones, giving this piece and almost “batik-like” appearance.

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The Innocence of a Child

The Innocence of a Child

“Expressions of Empathy” (Volume II)
Oil on Canvas Board
48″ x 48″
All the colors of the rainbow encircle the subject in big bold strokes, and warm tones. Shown, is the image of a young woman wearing a hat, as she is engaged in a gaze…at you, the viewer. We might ask ourselves, “What is she thinking?” Yet whatever the thought may be, it is accompanied by environmental color. This composition is filled with colorful movement, and a strong sense of balance between positive and negative space. The subject’s eyes, expression, and full face, depict her vitality and innocence.

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Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

“Expressions of Empathy” (Volume II)
Oil on Canvas Board
24″ x 48″
In a tranquil state of feminine beauty, balance is personified through color, composition, and stroke. Swirling cool tones encompass the subject, the youthful spirit of a young girl, sitting peacefully…as the brightness of her emotional bliss is defined. The elongated limbs, and exaggerated scale of her hands and feet, are meant to exemplify her delicate poise, and eloquent grace.

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It’s In Your Eyes

It's In Your Eyes

“Expressions of Empathy” (Volume II)
Oil on Canvas Board
What is it about you?”… Many of us have asked this question about a particular someone at one time or another. The answer to the question lies behind the eyes…big, bold, bright, beautiful, and full of life. Color is used to express the character. Highlights are applied to accentuate the attitude that paints the personality on the fair complexion of the face. Familiarity is formed in the exaggerated size of the eyes to express the unforgettable look of someone never forgotten.

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If Only I Were A Butterfly

If Only I Were A Butterfly

“Expressions of Empathy” (Volume II)
Oil on Canvas Board
48″ x 60″
The imagination often plays a major part in Empathicism. Here, a woman is portrayed sitting nude on a dandelion nestled knoll, transcending herself through meditation…into the form of something quite magical. As she focuses in on her inner consciousness, the words reverberate throughout her being… “If Only I…Were A Butterfly”. At that very moment, a fantastic metamorphosis begins. She is enveloped by big, brilliantly colored wings, and their colors stream fluidly about her skin, and amidst her hair. She is at peace, as the creature she imagines herself to be…both spiritually, and physically.

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Games People Play

Games People Play

“Expressions of Empathy” (Volume II)
Oil on Canvas
24″ x 48″
At some point, we all experience a losing battle to ourselves. This is when the power of the ego, if often overruled by that “Little Green Monster” that tends to rule the ego, and sense of rationale. Life becomes a game of trickery when the ego is off balance, and the odds of winning the game, get slim. This painting is a comical approach at describing how each and every one of us have “stood in line’ to let our own little green monster make moves for us. The colors applied are vivid, and the imagery is somewhat primary, to express the concept clearly. In this scenario, the “green monster” has taken control of the decisions, and moves of the paper doll-like people, and begins playing the game for them.

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Even on a Blue Day

Even on a Blue Day

“Expressions of Empathy” (Volume II)
Oil on Canvas Board
4′ x 4′
Often times geometric form serves as the confines of the room in the world around us. Here, the subdued solemn mood of a woman is boldly signified by the cubistic use of fragmented lines. As lines most often represent order, they can often be interrupted by chaos. A single tear is illustrated in the straight dripping line continuing from the subject’s face, extending to the blue floor, symbolizing a sense of unwavering sensitivity. Memories, longings, and innermost self are revealed especially, during our most somber times and reveries.

Even on a Blue Day
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