Somewhere in the far reaches of the night, my idea for painting this inward-looking child sprouted wings. Over the top, I mumbled, definitely over the top. Nonetheless. As the painting developed, I was fascinated how I referred back constantly to my photo reference, staring at the place where the wings would have been, if the wings had been there. And so then they were. (There was also an idea for a companion piece, myself with unicorn’s horn. Not yet manifested. Perhaps if I stare in the mirror long enough?)
|Technique:||Oil on Gallery Canvas, Unframed|
|Styles:||Fine Art, Figurative, Realism, Conceptual|
|Contents:||Wings, Boy, Portrait, People, Fantasy, Person, Angel, Child, Meditation, Human|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Unframed Size:||20in x 16in|
Argenta, British Columbia
Oiseau lives and paints in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. While she focuses primarily on portraiture and the figure, plein air landscape painting is also an important part of her practice and inspiration.
"In painting as in life, whatever distance you travel just opens up further vistas for exploration. Subtleties, bold statements, complexities of relationships, colour, colour, colour. I wish I could paint forever!"