Thursday, December 15, 2011

On Becoming a Girl

About a year and a half ago I began this painting, but didn't finish it.  It's very large (60"x40"), and her body is much larger than life size.  I think I felt a little bit intimidated by it, or perhaps I got caught up in something else - I don't really remember -but it spent some time up in my storage loft until two weeks ago when I decided it was time to finish it.

I've entitled this piece "On Becoming a Woman" because this young woman is in the process of becoming a woman.  Several years ago it became clear to her that she was born into the wrong body and needed to change it as much as she could.  I admire her courage - first for having enough guts to do what she needed to do to feel integrity within herself and secondly for posing for me and allowing others to see her body as it is mid-transition.  Thank you, dear friend, for your courage.  May you find peace within yourself at each stage of your life.


  1. Great painting! That did take a lot of courage for her to pose.

  2. A very fascinating and inspiring art blog!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!