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Swordplay is an original oil painting by Debra Keirce. The art measures 30″ x 15″ with the frame measuring 33″ x 18″, frame included.
So, my friend and hand model, artist Kim Minichiello and I are in this castle (CHATEAU DE BEYNAC) in France, and we see a kitchen table with swords resting in it. Oh, the narrative paintings that jumped into my head. This is the one that found its way out of my squirrelly brain and into a painting. For me it tells a story of feminine courage and strength. Of course King Arthur comes to mind, but it's more than that. It's women pursuing their own adventures, and daring to go places and do things they only ever dreamed of before.
This art journey is amazing. But, it's not for the faint of heart. It's hard. There are so many times when we feel like giving up, but the passion to relate to people through visual art keeps us going. The fight never ends, it just keeps getting more and more interesting.
Sept 2019 FAV 15% Bold Brush Contest finalist