A Rose is off to the Howard Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington for their 21st Annual Invitational Small Works Show. This is my Delia as the puppeteer for a shadow puppet performance of Romeo and Juliet. She's a romantic, that one. I am a little obsessed with shadow puppets these days. I did this piece partially as a study for a larger painting in which I wanted to explore this shadow puppet theater concept.
Most of this painting is oil, but the "shadows" are done in india ink. I have had fun experimenting with a different media. The use of ink, with calligraphy nibs and brushes, was inspired by the project I did for the Phoenix Symphony.
Yes, I said nibs.