Gabriella Soraci has chosen Pink Satin and Lace as one of her favorite paintings from 2013:
oil on canvas 40" x 30" 2013
"Pink Satin and Lace" is the last of a series of paintings I made during summer 2013. I continue to enjoy the compositional challenge of balancing areas of detailed patterns and/or textures with larger areas of color where the eye can rest. The composition is the most symmetrical to date, but the theme of wrapping cloth in a circle is one that I carried over from previous bodies of work. I painted all of the series from 2013 using natural light and worked with a much wider range of values than I have thus far explored. Last month I finally documented a number of drawings from the last few years that had been piling up and have updated my website accordingly. My daughter Francesca is now 2 1/2 years old and I'm finding it much easier to make time for painting, as long as I ignore the dishes and the laundry! I'm looking forward to more painting in 2014!Gabriella also selected a drawing:
Large Rose in Jar charcoal on paper 21.5" x 16" 2013
The Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento CA is including 4 of my new paintings in a group show entitled "40 and Under." Also, an older painting, "Scarf on Wood Beam on Table" will be included in a group show in March at Western Illinois University entitled, "Painting the Familiar and the Ordinary: Contemporary Still Life".You can find out more about Gabriella at her website, by visiting her Etsy Shop, and by reading her interview.