“Tenderness” displays the gentle nature of familial love. As a father embraces his spouse who is holding a young child, you are invited to feel the warm and safe comfort they have found in their family. The drip style seen in this painting in combination with defined brush strokes give texture to the sails and sea setting that situate the figures into a given space. The yellows and blues allude to the dramatic lighting that you can feel invoking and enhancing emotion.
Acrylic on canvas, 2020

34 x 21 in. (86.4 x 53.3 cm.)