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The Gardener by Jessica Libor

“The Gardener,” oil on panel, 11″ x 14″, by Jessica Libor

This piece I finished today!  “The Gardener,” oil on panel, 11″ x 14″.  This portrait painted from life shows a woman surveying her handiwork over the landscape; there is pride and satisfaction in tending the vast gardens, but also a weariness with battling the endless cycles of nature.  The romantic grisaille landscape provides a soft contrast to the strength of her features.  This piece is being submitted today to the 14th Annual International Arc Salon.  Wish me luck!