Temptation 5"x7" oil #115

The finger is unconsciously curling around the ribbon on this one, ready to pull it off and reveal what is inside. This painting represents that overwhelming feeling of temptation that leads to unknown consequences. It is a good thing but it can also represent those temptations that are not good for us. I am a compulsively optimistic person and don't often paint about the dark side, but it exists, and often reveals itself in pretty packages. On the other hand, children are so excited about the unknown gift.

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Christine Holzschuh

About Christine Holzschuh

I am a self taught artist who has been influenced by the following people:  my mom (June Hovekamp Osgood), Sean Dye, Jane Neroni, Karin Jurick, Carol Marine, and Qiang Huang.  I am painting daily now after a career in education.  Art is my passion and I am learning every day.