"Using Middle America as her muse, Kowch draws the history of a particular place -- invariably rural -- to the surface as it collides with a new reality in layers of metaphor and moodiness. The faces of her women may remind you of characters in a Tim Burton film."
--Steve Parks, Newsday

Saturday, September 22, 2007

"Louise"
20" x 30" Acrylic on board












I did this portrait of my great-aunt in the quest to focus on evoking a mood, and telling a story through portraiture, as well as just for the sheer pleasure of going back to my photorealism roots. Portraiture has always been one of my first loves, and I always jump at the chance to do it when the opportunity arises. Hope you enjoy.

8 comments:

Wayne Porter said...

really well done...very nice!

Andrea Kowch said...

Thanks Wayne!

Richard Salvucci said...

Superb work Andrea. Intriguing ideas and a masterful handling of acrylic.

Andrea Kowch said...

Thank you, Richard!

Lauren Moyer said...

you're crazy... I still want you to video tape you painting cause I wanna see how the magic happens.

Dave Chow Illustrations said...

Sometimes I think Andrea uses that secret Elven Magic... kinda like the way Keebler Cookies are made.

Great stuff.

Maureen said...

This is beautiful.

Lauren Moyer said...

hey there is a contest for art for parks... here's the blog, the deadline is Nov 30th

http://artsforparks2007.wordpress.com/