Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Portrait of Maija as Khloris/Χλωρίς" by Claudia

"Portrait of Maija as Khloris/Χλωρίς"caption, oil on linen wrapped panel, 20 in. x 16 in.
"Portrait of Maija as Khloris/Χλωρίς" functions in one way as a portrait of a friend while in another way as a homage to the process of renewal with its nascent potential. Khloris, the Greek goddess/personification of Spring is here depicted as a young women in a lush landscape at early morning. Though the thyrsus is not her traditional attribute I included it to remind one of the male aspect of fertility to accompany the white flower that is symbolic of the feminine aspect. Sitting on the table with a foot casually dangling off the edge, the rabbit becomes the symbol of procreation and offspring.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Drawings by Rory Alan MacLean

Seated Nude, Pastel on Paper, 25.5 in. x 19.5 in.

Portrait of Claudia, Charcoal, 28 in. x 22 in.

Study in Red & Black with white chalk highlights,  23.5 in. x 19.75 in.