“Some paintings just flow off the end of your brush, others evolve over time. Comfort was one that took a while,” Cassandra Barney explains. “My husband said that every time I worked on it I would repaint the whole thing and lose what was a beautiful painting in the process. I think that happens sometimes. You have to be willing to give up on something that is not quite there in the process of finding something better. The layers of color and luscious texture the painting has taken on are a result of that repainting process.”
“That approach also gave the painting the time to evolve into a more pertinent reflection of the feeling I wanted to express about motherhood. We all want to be a source of strength when it comes to caring for and protecting our children and at the same time we have that time need to be loved and protected as well. It's about giving comfort and the comfort you receive in return. In providing comfort to my little lambs, I receive the same in return.”
Cassandra Barney’s distinctive style and voice are an exceptional blend of contemporary vision and sincere values. Comfort, like its sister work Mary Magdalene, stands out for not only the extraordinary beauty of its execution but for the warmth of its message. This Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition can be ordered gallery wrapped for a frameless, contemporary presentation.