12:x12" acrylic and ink on canvas.
This painting is a tribute to "Bernard Lacoque":http://www.redbubble.com/people/lacoque
You can also find his work at "Art Lacoque":http://www.redbubble.com/people/artlacoque
When I first saw Bernard's work, I knew I that I couldn't approach it in a casual way. His work is deep and requires you to really look and feel what he is trying to say. I think all artist want that, but Bernard was so open about it. I just didn't know how to talk about his art when he was here to interact with, and I regret that. But I have gotten to know his work since then. Each face with an expression that tells of an emotion. Nudes that are more than woman with out clothes. They have something to say.
So I set out, with an abstract and I imagined the face coming into view.
It seemed to work just like I had planned it.
Thank you Bernard for all of the inspiration!!