Atmosphere of Romance in Painting

linda_newyork-cropped_gradI have been studying classical figure painting for 40 years and have reached a point in my career at which I choose to utilize artistic freedom and experimentation. I work with a limited palette and begin by working either from life, previous drawings, or memory, allowing the painting to direct me in its creation. I am inspired by and work mostly with the figure. I incorporate elements of contemplation, beauty, fantasy, and magic. What sets my work apart from that of other artists is an atmosphere of romance and a feeling of quietude and peacefulness. Every day I paint, and when I paint, I enter the world that I am creating in the painting.