Dancing Softly 36" x 18" Acrylic, Oil, and Gold Leaf 2005
The title of the piece sums it up pretty well. It is about the idea of moving through this world with grace and graciousness. We touch those we pass in life, and the imprint we leave can be lasting. The figure in this painting is clothed in the rich crimson of autumn and the fresh green of spring. The sun's rays behind her head also serve as golden petals of new blossoms. She is in the middle of her flowing dance and yet, with outstretched arms, all is in balance, soothing and calm.