a change of pace


Thought it would be fun to do something different for my “day off.”  I have been assiduously painting flowers lately and I want a change of pace.  So for fun I have decided to do some faces.  For the lack of a model, I turn to Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.  However, I hope to make her image distinctly my own.

These are the first indications.  The paint is wet and it’s easy to moosh things around.  Often I draw things even in paint and the approach, at least, is very linear.  For this painting I let myself push paint around for a more fluid engagement with the shapes.

I like to paint in different ways, to try out different subjects, sizes, approaches, media, whatnot.  I have a restless spirit sometimes.