detail from "Balancing Act"
In this gallery of work, look for the tents. The striped, peaked tents evoke an especially vivid dream, but do actually exist on Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard. Like most of my work, these paintings occupy a cerebral, mythic landscape, full of reality and dreams. The introspective girls and women in my paintings make us ask, “What are they thinking?” Their placement in such lush, enigmatic settings questions, “Why are we here?”
Linda H. Post
The largest of this series painted on wooden panels, "Golden Days" is 60”W x 42”H. It also offers the first glimpse of the interior of one of the striped tents. The dark figure inside the tent is an older alter-ego of the girl in the foreground.
An oil painting on linen canvas (87" x 56"), "Fever Dream" is the first of the tent series that truly brings the figures inside to explore one of the structures - in this case, an elaborately draped and richly decorated Bedouin tent. A mysterious scene unfolds under clear blue skies.
Two young girls stand in a meadow as the first stars come out, trees and tents silhouetted against the teal sky. One tells a story; the other looks away, but you know she is listening. "Twilight Revelation" is an intimate oil on wood panel,14" x 11". SOLD
This young girl posed for my paintings from age 10 to 15. Here she is in full adolescence, her thoughts in a secret place. The intensely blue sky shows the remnants of a faded rainbow. In the distance, children play ring-a-rosy and striped tents catch the warm light. "Summer Redundant" is an oil on wood, 24"W x 36"H.
The light turquoise of the hand-forged tete-a-tete bench, the book cover and the sky give this painting its luminosity. The model's platinum hair, stripes and extensive tattoos lend a "disco" accent to the salt marsh setting. "Beach and Disco" (which is also the title of her book) is an oil on linen, 40" x 52".
One of the few paintings in this series that positions two figures in companionable juxtaposition, these dramatically lit adolescent girls gaze downward as they walk away from the tents. "Secrets of the Tides" is 24"W x 36"H.
The title painting of a solo show, "Balancing Act" is 49" x 42", oil on a wooden panel. This piece was transformed considerably from the original composition during it's painting; it once included additional figures and a different landscape.
One of the first paintings that featured the striped tents of Chappaquiddick, "Blue Summers and Fleeting Castles" is 49"x42", oil on wood panel. The adolescent girls and young boys stand in sharp contrast to the foggy, atmospheric setting. What is the hidden object at their feet?