Woman; searching home

oil on linen, 40″x44″

Price: $3500 $3200 + tax and shipping

This painting was created while I was living in Buenos Aires.  It is inspired from a number of sources.

The main calligraphic movement comes from two main inspirations:

  1. The Chinese character for woman:


2. Sketches I made from a tree in Argentina, called the Palo Borracho.  The Palo Borracho (drunken stick) is a very unusual looking tree, having a large bulbous area in the lower trunk.


I worked on sketches to find the right movement for the painting

On the right side, you see a hint of an architectural look to the painting.  This came from sketches I made from the architecture in Buenos Aires, which is quite European in influence.

The large areas of white and blue are influenced by Chinese paintings of clouds in the mountains.