"So Many Castles to Build" original 6x7 inch mixed media painting on wood. Available here.
The hot weather we've been having in New York is getting me in the beachy mood! I finished this piece today and feel like doing more beach scenes. This one was so much fun. I've been working on my figurative paintings lately... trying to get the right balance between realism and whimsy. This little girl was painted almost entirely from my imagination, and I like the way she turned out. When I was little I used to fill sketchbooks with little outfits. And, I must say, a part of me likes to paint people just to dress them in patterned clothing of cut paper and paint. Wish I could make my own clothes this way, too... (not very practical, I'm afraid).