I had a chance today to work on the piece I began a couple of weeks ago and had been avoiding ever since. I had a great first day with it then left it on the easel til today. Why was I avoiding it, you might well ask? Well! I had begun it by splashing paint all over and wanted to keep with that looseness, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. (If you've been reading my blog lately, you'll notice that's been a theme the last few weeks since Thomas's workshop.)
Today I decided that I wanted to work on it and what it needed was detail work so that the face would look better. That's not a tricky thing for me to do usually - details are what I do well. So it went pretty well, and I think she looks better.
I realize that when I've talked about this piece before, I haven't talked about the story behind it at all like I usually do with my models.
I wish her many wonderful years as a woman. May it be exactly as she imagines.