I've got so much work "out there" that is signed "M. Pate", illustration, paintings etc. I wondered that if someone searched that online, would I show up. It appears not. This is a test to see if maybe that search might now bring them to my blog, if I included M. Pate enough. Time will tell...I'll report back...as you were. MPate (M.Pate)
............24x30 oil on canvas of girl in woods. Model, Erin. Another in a running series of models in the middle of forests. It's just a combination I like. To me, being in the woods, alone, is very peaceful but slightly scary at the same time. In this piece, the model takes center stage and the "stage", or the woods, is secondary.
...................This painting came from a recent trip to St. Marys and Cumberland Island Georgia. I realized after I got home and was looking at my photos that the name of this boat was "The Red Witch". The color caught my eye and the composition of the marsh grass and shadows seemed paint worthy. "Red Witch in St.