Title: Woman with Fig
Size: 48" x 48" x 1½"
Origin: Original one-of-a-kind oil painting signed by the artist
Materials: Artists oils on primed cotton canvas
Framing: Unframed, ready-to-hang.
Accessories: Cert of Authenticity & Thumbprint Namecard
Price: $5,000 US
Woman with Fig portrays a beautiful woman seated under a fig tree in an oceanside orchard, with a turquoise evening sky reflecting pink clouds upon a tranquil bay. She is wearing a cool muslin smock beneath an elegant red-and-gold silk robe that spills onto the earth beneath her.
The metallic gold lining and patterning on her robe adds a luminous richness to the peaceful garden scene.
The young woman's face reveals the longing of youth for all that life holds in the future, yet her eyes reveal a peaceful satisfaction with the present - as evidenced by the partially-eaten fig sitting at her feet. She has everything she could want in life, and yet she understands that what she possesses in knowledge and experience in the present moment is only a fraction of what is yet to be revealed. She is seated on the cusp of transcendence, looking out into the unknown - ready to move beyond the illusions and temptations of youth, to sample the sweet fruit of knowledge life has yet to offer.
Impasto brush strokes are scattered across the surface of the painting, adding a luscious tactile dimension to its charm. The mood the painting evokes is contemplative, peaceful, and transcendent.