Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Curator's Note: The strong stoicism adds a sense of maturity to this boyish face.
This was the result of a model session... 3 hours. I was simply captivated by this models' facial structure, and the lighting that night was exquisite.
Wow these model sessions can be grueling! In that , one NEVER knows what will be thrown in front of us! Would it have helped if I had been certain of the model's gender?....I wonder... probably not, well, maybe. I was absolutely unsure.
Kinda like now we aren't really sure of the Mona Lisa... (some say it could be a self portrait). Therefore, I am am choosing a non-gender specific name for the title. You can be as confused and captivated as I was!
Beauty is beauty. I think I found it. I do not know what to do with the stacks and stacks of results from all these model sessions. I like to look at them but am running out of space!
Commissions are welcomed, but right now I very much prefer working from life. My current effort is to do many quicker oil portrait sketches, to get my skill level as good as it can be. For those sketches I am using a traditional grisaille palette. I have a goal of 100. They are not for sale, as they become the property of the models. They can be seen on Facebook.
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