Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
I chose this title because this pose felt like it expressed "grace". It was a natural pose, interesting but not exaggerated; not static, or staged in any way. I am especially pleased with the way I was able to capture the tilt of her head... as though caught in a moment. The feet were especially important to me in this composition, her left leg and foot kind of easily grounds the figure and her right foot and big toe sort of swirls the eye back up to the graceful turn of her head.
As soon as I walked into the model session that night I knew I could find easily get this angle because I could feel the way she was posed. So important for the artist to be able to feel the pose!
BORN AND RAISED IN PITTSBURGH, PA, BARBARA HAS BEEN PAINTING PROFESSIONALLY SINCE 1999. SHE NOW MAINTAINS A STUDIO IN SALTSBURG, PA, SHE IS MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH, AND A SIGNATURE MEMBER OF THE PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. EXHIBITS 2014 - SOLO EXHIBIT, CARNEGIE, PA 2011- GROUP SHOW, 5 "WOMEN PAINTING WOMEN" SHAW GALLERY, PITTSBURGH, PA 2011- GROUP INVITATIONAL, SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE, PA 2010 - SWEET ART GALLERY, NAPLES, FL 2008 - THIRD STREET GALLERY, CARNEGIE, PA 2007 - SOLO EXHIBIT, WATERCOLORS GALLERY, PITTSBURGH, PA 2004 - SOLO EXHIBIT, LATROBE ART CENTER, LATROBE, PA 2003 - BLUE HERON GALLERY, WELLFLEET, MASS 2000 - LIGONIER LIBRARY, LIGONIER, PA 2000 - SOLO EXHIBIT, SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE, SAINT VINCENT, PA- 1999 - GREENSBURG ART CLUB, GREENSBURG, PA JURIED EXHIBITS 2008 - SOUTHWESTERN PA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, LIGONIER PA 2003 - PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ART, BUTLER MUSEUM, YOUNGSTOWN, OH 2001 - SOUTHERN PA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, BIENNIAL, LORETTO, PA 1999 - WESTMORELAND ART NATIONALS, GREENSBURG, PA 1998 - A SHOW OF HANDS, BATON ROUGE, LA AWARDS 2009 - INCLUDED IN BEST OF AMERICAN PASTEL ARTISTS VOLUME II 2008 - PASTEL SOCIET OF AMERICA, CHICAGO PASTEL PAINTERS ‘ AWARD, NY, NY 2003 - PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, PURCHASE AWARD, NY, NY 2003 - SOUTHERN PA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, THIRD PLACE, I LIGONIER, PA 2002 - BECAME SIGNATURE MEMBER, PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2001 - WESTMORELAND HOSPICE, MOTHERS’ DAY CARD SELECTION, GREENSBURG, PA 2000 - WINTERLUDE, AWARD OF DISTINCTION and JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARD, GREENSBURG,PA 1999 - SOUTHWESTERN PA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, HONORABLE MENTION, LIGONIER, PA COLLECTIONS WESTMORELAND COUNTY AIRPORT, LATROBE, PA MUTUAL AID AMBULANCE SERVICE, GREENSBURG, PA DERRY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, DERRY,PA GREENSBURG SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT, GREENSBURG, PA REBECCA HADEN STONE HOUSE MUSEUM, SALTSBURG, PA EDUCATION 2003 - STUDIO INCAMMINATI (ONGOING 2002 THROUGH 2010) 1995 - INDIANA UNIVERSITY, PA 1973 - SETON HILL UNIVERSITY SPECIAL INSTRUCTION AND INFLUENCES: PHILIP SALVATO, ROBERT LIBERACE, and all those who came before