Thursday, May 7, 2009


Instead of dealing with archetypical Personas in this new series, I’m working from my own relatives, my nieces and nephews. I’m from a large California Liberal Catholic family of eight who are now on the second generation of children. These are the children of my bothers and sisters children.

Arianna is the first finished painting in this series. Fifteen possibilities are waiting in the wings. Whether they will all come with an attribute, I don’t know. I only know Arianna came with an owl.

While grand scale has played a part in my previous infant paintings, I have reduced the size of these paintings simply because I needed to feel that they could all be lined up together down a long family hall.