A HESITANT INTRODUCTION
24" x 24" (61.0cm x 61.0cm)
oil on cradled hardboard
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Almost done, just wanna spruce up the hair...I think. The background has changed color 3 times, the face has been retouched endlessly so I think it's time to take a break—or call it—not sure which. This is my first serious date with cradled hardboard and it's been very interesting. I think we have a future but we'll see. Let's put it this way...there was no kiss at the front door afterward. Not really sure how much I miss the "tooth" of canvas yet.
It really lends itself to smoothing so himself isn't harping. It's an amazing surface, I'm impatient to get this relationship off the ground. Ha. Impatient. Me? Na.
The title pertains to two things. First, the model is a friend from the job himself and I used to share. Her name is Laura and she was kind enough to agree to try out this modeling thing. I was paging through the book published on Andrew Wyeth's Helga series a few weeks ago and read that he would paint one subject consistently for a long period of time. Of course that was obvious but I never really thought of it that way. I'd stand on my head and paint if he did, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Secondly, she's just stepping into view, peering out to the viewer, with only a portion of her face visible. This represents my own hesitant commitment to a series of paintings using the same subject and my first dance with cradled hardboard. We'll see.
Anyway, have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!