Spirit in the Woods

This is a real departure for me, but it was a sort of happy accident, I started our working on a portrait, only to study skin tones, as soon as I sketched in the hair, it was clear, her face jumper out from the "trees" and this was the result. I love her so much, she is my muse, of that I am sure. 

Related Posts:


Member Gallery

About Gretchen Smith

I am coming back to painting after a long time away from it. It is amazing how the world, the world in my mind anyhow, has changed during that time. Now my art is vibrant, somehow alive in a way it was not before.  I am working on a collection of pieces on the subject of night. The lights and the reflections have always been a source if inspiration to me, and the color in my work is now something of a character, more alive than the people.

If you care to see what it is I do, visit my websites: