Portraiture by Melody Phaneuf ~What reveals the essence of someone? Each day I see some new expression, another nuance of the complexity of who she was.
Finishing a painting is a painstaking process of adjustment. It is a process of seeing the whole and communicating in paint that coherence. I call to mind the words of a great teacher, Bob Hunter, “when in doubt, simplify.”
Allegory of Strength, oil painting by Boston Artist, Melody Phaneuf, is an artistic response to war, economic woes, and yet another oil spill.