Monday, May 30, 2011

The Blue Kimono by Frances Kuta

I painted this beautiful model a while ago but the composition was a 3/4 view from the back. Here she is again but from the front. She was refreshing to paint after my dark Victorian paintings.
Oil on canvas 14" x 11".

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beautiful Virtue by Frances Kuta

This is another of my paintings for my "Mostly Victorian" show in Weaverville, June 4 - June 26. My model is wearing a beautiful hat made by Dale Pifer out of Fortuna. Dale was nice enough to let me go through her hat collection and choose a few to borrow. This one is 12" x 9 oil on canvas Raymar panel. I put her in this beautiful old world European style carved frame.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Afternoon Rest by Frances Kuta

I've been working on a collection of Victorian paintings over the last 7 show opens June 4th at Highland Art Center in Weaverville, Ca. I posed models in my studio in's been a challenge...and fun! This is the first time I've concentrated on a body of work with a theme in mind. It is interesting what develops along the way. This is one of my favorites. 12" x 16" oil on linen.