Finally back from vacation - hope everyone had a great New Year's - and ate their blackeyed peas! At least, that's what we eat in the South on the first day of the year and I wouldn't dare do otherwise. Who knows what could happen! This painting is really a memory painting of a young woman leaving a café where I was in late December and she seemed in a reflective mood. Maybe she was thinking of her resolutions for the new year. Or maybe nothing that dramatic, but I did love the scene and couldn't wait to record it when I got back to my studio. It's on dark green Pastelbord, 5 x 7". Thanks for stopping by - Happy New Year!
I have always loved to draw the face and figure. If I'm not actually drawing from the posed model or sketching people going about their everyday lives, I'm probably thinking about it. I seldom miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life and I strive every day to capture not just a likeness of my subjects, but also the more elusive qualities of spirit, mood and emotion.