Hello, Yes, while your painting is a bit different from the mask, but I believe the origins of the style are the same. ( Pacific Northwest Indian - Haida or Tligit ) The original reference to Africa may have been comparative, as many mask styles have some things in common. JonB
Thank you so much for your interest in participating in the Chocolate and Art Affaire. I will get more details to you as they get firmed up. It is my goal to hold this event the Saturday evening before Mother's Day. This is going to be a wonderful evening!!
I know what your saying! I had a piece that I struggled with and hated it a few times because I had no idea where it was going - then one night it just opened up to me. And its a mysterious piece that everyone seems to like (Moment of Resignation). It was a very personal piece about my mental transition to walk away from the office life to pursue my art. But I just couldn't get what I was feeling and visualizing to translate to the collage I was working on. LOL... if you were to see the WIP pics and compare to the finished pic... you can see the JUMP from where I finally "got it". What a feeling to finally finish those. And then to have people respond to that particular piece... even sweeter!
Kathryn, I really like this latest series you've posted. The Kevin Hill one is my favorite - I'm sure it has a lot to do with the subject matter and color. I love the bass and always love the look of the sepia tones.
Thank you for the kind words, Kathryn.
I enjoyed seeing your website, also. What fun illustrations! Book illustrating is not an easy thing!
I see you know Linda Pitts. She is a good buddy of mine.