My digital paintings continue to celebrate the beauty of the places and people around me. While most are based on photographs, I’ve thrown in a few that were just pure fun. To see larger versions (via a zoom X in the lower right corner) and buy prints, take a peek at my Digital Works gallery at PatriciaLeone.com.
Spring Is Here!
Trees on Pageland
Farm in Gainesville, Virginia, based on photo below.
Trees on Pageland 2
Another version of same scene
Sunrise on Thunderbolt
Based on photo below.
Sun Gold Marina
View of sunrise over Thunderbolt Marina, based on photo below
Based on photo below.
Taking a Break
Laurie and Sally at Pageland taking a break from preparing for Laurie’s daughter Annie’s wedding.
Having a little abstract fun.
Autumn on Pageland
Based on photo below.
Back River Morning
Back River on Tybee Island, Georgia, based on portion of photo below.
Condos by Marina
Digitized photo of Bahia Bleu Condos by the Morningstar Marina in Thunderbolt, Georgia
Sally In Middle School
Page of Pageland
Based on the photo below.
Shamelessly Enhanced Self Portrait
Thicker eyebrows and hair and no wrinkles! Based on photo below.
Pam in Her Forties
Based on portion of photo below where she is shown with her late father, Pete Snyder.
Digitized Photo of Evening in Thunderbolt
Lights shining from marina and along the Wilmington River in Thunderbolt, Georgia, based on portion of photo below.
My oils celebrate the beauty I find in sunrise walks along the intercostal waterway, a loved one’s smile, and the camaraderie of siblings. For originals or prints, go to the my gallery of Recent Works at PatriciaLeone.com.
Into the Brighter Light 2021
Finished New Years Day 2021. Brightened colors with gentle ripples flowing in the right lower corner to usher in a better 2021. Sunrise over the Wilmington River in Thunderbolt, Georgia, based on the photo below.
Focus on the Light 2020
Bleaker rendering of photograph above, symbolizes a weary world trying to keep their focus on the light during the initial days of Covid, based on the photo above.
Cloud Coming In 2019
The approach of stormy weather over the Wilmington River intracoastal waterway, as if to portend troubled times ahead, based on portion of photo below.
Shrimp Boat in Thunderbolt
Preparing for morning catch, based on photo below.
Returning to Thunderbolt
After a successful morning catch, based on photo below, reversed.
She’s on crutches talking on her cell phone while he catches dinner on Lazaretto pier, a blow up based on the center of the photo below.
Beach Boomers on Tybee
Sister Sally, Sister Laurie, and the Artist on the right, based on photo below.
Nicky on Balcony
View of the Wilmington River in Thunderbolt, Georgia, based on photo below.
Along the Wilmington River in Thunderbolt, Georgia, based on the photo below.
Sisters on Tybee
Laurie, Patty, and Sally on pier on Tybee Island, Georgia, based on photo below.
On Jungle Control In Vietnam 1972
John at 18, but I made him have an older face because that’s how I knew him.
Portrait of John
Who died in 2012 from leukemia from Agent Orange in Vietnam, not based on a photograph, but here’s one of him squinting int the sun.
Digital Portrait of John
A digital version created with the Procreate app for iPad. No messy oils, unlimited undos, and zoom ins for the detailed work, like the eyes and fingers. I do believe I’m getting spoiled.
Fields of Pageland
With pump house on the lower left. Based on photo below with added leaves
Through the darker themes of my early works, the beauty is in the poignancy of the last exhausted effort to escape, the sad eyes of the seductress, and the vacant stares of the downtrodden. They mirror the battles of my youth with depression and financial survival. Looking back, I wonder, if I’d had it easy, would I be filled with such overwhelming gratitude today? Would I still cherish the time left to me to for its opportunities to express my continuing joy? For prints and originals, go to the Early gallery page at patricialeone.com.
The Purple and Blue Bla’s Portrait of the artist in a purple and blue funk, acrylic on canvas board, 1973
Bathsheba at Her Bath An 8.75” x 11.5” brush and ink, she could be robing, disrobing, or performing the dance of the seven veils, 1969.
She Who Silently Watches A 13” x 17” batik on cotton, the mask of a female face tilts to the side with her earring hanging down.
Salomé An 18” x 24” acrylic on canvas, she stares into nothingness with sad, vacant eyes, 1973
Blue Salomé A digitally enhanced version of the original Salomé, 2020
Madonna of Willendorf, A 14” x 18” acrylic on canvas, inspired by the iconography of the Madonna and the ancient Venus of Willendorf, an over 27,000-old mother goddess figure discovered in Willendorf, Austria, in 1901. With her bodhisattva smile, she radiates resplendent sun goddess glory. 1973
Peter at the Gate An 8.75” x 11.5” brush and ink, in nonchalance, he readies the gate, 1969
Man’s Inhumanity to Man A 7” high bronze sculpture created using the ancient lost wax process, 1969
The Artist Manifesting as Ruth An 18” x 24” acrylic on canvas, the painting evokes primitive feelings of femininity and kinship with the biblical Ruth. 1973
Self-Portrait An 18” x 20” pastel self-portrait. Okay, I admit it: I made the nose smaller and the face wider. And the mouth is way too small! 1978