A new painting:
In this painting, I limited my palette to a harmony of red and grey; the tones of red on the left side (and the background) are balanced with the grey tones on the right. The woman's black mask and the man's red mask create a counterpoint. I initially thought to use more colors, but as I went along, the blues and greens and yellows that I tried never seemed right.
This painting began with a quick sketch - a doodle really - of a woman wearing a pair of peacock feathers ... my private homage to a beautiful exhibition at the Hudson River Museum last Fall on the theme of the peacock in art.
6 1/2" x 5" ballpoint on paper 2014
I developed the idea to include three more figures.