Brad Overton

Ixmati

Oil on canvas, Image: 30"h x 30"w, framed: 31"h x 31"w, Item No. 16879,

The word "Ixmati" means knowing, and contemporary portrait painter Brad Overton believes his chosen subject knows joy.  This feeling of joy is conveyed by the warmth in her eyes and the hint of a smile that the subject seems to be holding back because she might otherwise burst into laughter.   Overton's palette is reminiscent of spring hues and further adds to this notion of joy.  This lovely painting is a wonderful example of his ongoing Calavera portrait work.  

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