I have been working on this painting for a while now. It grew quickly, after the adrenaline rush of an evening’s life drawing, then stagnated on my wall for almost a year. I knew it wasn’t what I wanted but left it to gather dust. Passing glances told me that it was incomplete… but this stayed unresolved. A few weeks ago I reworked the face, creating a bland something that resembled a mass market greeting card. I fled for the coast, sun-filled days and friends calling.
I’m back in the city now, flying with new year energy. I threw myself at the canvas today and reworked the lot, knowing, simply knowing, that it was time!
‘The gift of unspeakable Love’, Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 60cm
© Jeni McMillan 2016