It must be the medium choice, gouache, that led me to this more illustrative look in my most recent paintings. I do not at all consider myself and illustrator. In fact, quite the opposite. I really enjoy a more expressionistic approach to my work, but I am enjoying the simplicity of this painting. I needed her arms to be the focus they are round and nurturing.
I am also excited to announce the opening of my new, independent store front. I am slowly building up inventory, feel free to take a look!