Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
One time last year someone set up a model session at a tattoo parlor and I was invited. It was great! The model was so sweet, and pretty, and there was SO much to look at I didn't know where to begin or how I would ever interpret all of it with paint in the little amount of time available.
I intentionally left the surface raw and direct. The magnificent thing I tried to capture was the delicacy of her features and hair... and the little pink flower... Such a contrast I don;t know her, but I imagine she is a very interesting person. I don't know her name.
I love the model sessions for many reasons, its always a surprise, and then often never that particular model again. That's pretty exciting to not know... it's never boring. But another reason I LOVE going to these sessions is that the time is limited. There is something vital and wonderful that happens at the beginning of a painting, and it is very easy to loose that energy by overworking. Not much chance of that in these sessions.
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