Looking out into the Wild NightShaina Craft
Oil painting on Wood
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
30 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 8 oz.
Shaina says this portrait depicts her mischievous friend, Lauren. Her large circular hat acts as a dark halo, referencing both medieval painting and Lauren's personality. The flowing drapery in the background provides a vivid contrast to the scene and also invites reflection on the aspects of Lauren's personality that cannot be read from an image - hidden behind the curtain. Wonderful detail in the skin tone, hair and expression.
Shaina’s figurative work spans the range from realism to abstraction, a dichotomy which she finds to be an ongoing inner conflict within her work. “It’s a search for balance and subtlety,” she says. Shaina is also captivated by the relationship between the beautiful and the grotesque, as seen in her varying presentations of the female form. She works from her own source imagery in a process that includes underpainting, layers of paint, and glazing. When she’s not painting, Shaina also makes tiles and pottery for a local ceramics shop.