Woman with Flowers

Woman with flowers is a series of works using quick sketches of the female form in charcoal and dead flower stains that have been painted over.  The sketches are meant to evoke or suggest an area of the body in a fluid, gestural way.  Each one is a different view and presents a different reality, some being light and gentle and others denser and more powerful.  This is a first of the series.  I love working with the contrast of the definite charcoal marks and the soft fluidity of the flower stains and paint.  The final addition was gold leaf cascading down towards the form.