Watercolor & cotton paper 7×10
One of the greatest pleasures in painting for me is to be able to show volume & mass on what starts off as a flat white square.
Portraying flesh allows for the suggestion of warmth in subtle, organic ways. And the sense of motion, even if only in that of the subject having become still to be portrayed also holds value to me.
Close up pieces appeal to me for their ability to teeter on the edge of possible abstraction while still conveying emotion.