Newberry, Olympia

Newberry, Olympia, 2019, oil on linen, 46x64"
Newberry, Olympia, 2019, oil on linen, 46×64″

Have you ever been torn between good and bad?

Many artists and writers have penchant for high contrast between light and dark, good and bad, and, often, like to combine them in both technique and subject. My painting, Olympia, has a colorful history which will become more pronounced as history unfolds.

Newberry, Olympia, detail, 2019, oil on linen, 46x64"
Newberry, Olympia, detail, 2019, oil on linen, 46×64″

The model for the painting is Jennifer Grossman, CEO of The Atlas Society, a think tank based on the promotion of novelist Ayn Rand’s ideas. It took a lot of character for Jennifer to volunteer to pose for this. She is accustomed to taking on challenges in the political, intellectual, business realms, and perhaps the espionage world as well? She told me she had always wanted to be Bond girl, but she probably didn’t mean as an actress in a movie … With this painting she branches out into art. A more dangerous territory than most people understand. More to come about this painting.

Michael, Idyllwild, June 12, 2022

6 Replies to “Newberry, Olympia”

    1. Thank you Gardenia. BTW, your blog post, Healing the Ear, is a brilliant analogy. I was also looking for your book, Proverbial Wisdom, but couldn’t find it. Can you share a link to it?

      1. Thank you so much. It is actually a part of lesson study in the book “Servant Leadership NOW – Stepping Up Your Leadership Call.” I am in the editing of “Proverbial Wisdom” as a separate section too. https://www.amazon.com/Servant-Leadership-NOW-Stepping-Your/dp/1733047336/ref=sr_1_2?crid=NEL84970V95D&keywords=servant+leadership+stepping+up+your+leadership+call&qid=1644948910&sprefix=servant+leadership+stepping+up+your+leadership+call%2Caps%2C137&sr=8-2

  1. All right Michael….lay it on us bro….what’s more to come? If I was a ga in that painting l I’d be proud of my boobs. I’ll take those boobs over POMO every SINGLE time.

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