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I returned to a painting, Woman with a Blue Shawl. I had thought I had finished her a couple years ago. Even then, i wasn't too sure the painting was complete, but I felt it was time to set the painting aside and move on.

 

For this painting, unfinished in my mind, I decided to just have fun with it, let loose, and enjoy the physical act of painting. I applied dark lines and wet whiskeyed-down acrylics, to allow the texture to give this woman some character. She's a tough gal, someone with an interesting life and story.

 

I like the painting much better now. On instagram, I renamed it Scritchy Woman, but she really is The Woman with the Blue Shawl. 36 X 12 gallery canvas.