Obelisk Painting

This is my first post for the new Web site, which is sorely overdo! I’ll be posting some of my favorite older pieces and I am working on new work. This was my first commissioned piece, by the owner of Obelisk (a fantastic, James Beard-nominated, Italian restaurant in Washington, DC). He was pretty nonchalant about what he wanted, only requesting that I include a few obelisks in the piece. I was working on a series of long-necked women at the time so I created a Roman scene in which one of these women lived. There are some Roman touches, including Carciofi Romani, olives and almonds, and a Roman owl. If you look closely you might see the artist (and her husband) painted into the scene. This piece hangs in Obelisk’s bar.

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