Edith's Song 24 x 24
This painting measures 32 x 18 with a 2.25 inch gold-leafed edge. I begin with graphite drawing on the wood surface, adding multiple layers of oil paint, washes, glazes, and metal-leaf. Each of my paintings has about 30 layers.
"Edith's Song" depicts a bird I came to know well on my walks next to the Reedy River in Greenville SC. She is so awkward and beautiful and I hope I captured that here.