THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Thick-layered textured shades of flaming red paint dance around the canvas, melding into one another in this oil on linen Portrait by A. Roy. A woman stares to the left, her gaze is stern and determined. Her neck is adorned in magenta, blue and red dollop-sized paint jewelry; golden strands dangle from her ears and a red bindi decorates her forehead. Member of a royal family? Princess? We are provoked into wondering who she could be and what kind of life she leads. We know only one thing for sure and that is the mesmerizing trance of her presence. A provoking work of art guaranteed to provoke thought and emotion.