I am so thrilled to have completed this beauty yesterday. She's another favorite of mine and she's very unique. She's dark, mysterious and extremely moody but there are moments of pure joy that stem from her nonconformity. Initially, I wasn't sure where the piece was going after I left the studio the night before. I loved the blues and the brights underneath the layer of darkness but when I got back to the studio yesterday, instinctively, I covered the rest of the canvas in the dark Payne's Gray. At the beginning, nothing seemed to work. The metallic Rose Gold, the blush, the sand tones. Everything was being rejected. Slowly, I began to see composition, movement and everything getting along. The corals and pinks came right at the end to seal the deal. What really got me in this piece was how much the thought traveled and changed before the end. What I wanted was exactly this but perhaps with something different. And what I ended up with was exactly what I wanted but completely different. That almost doesn't make any sense at all.
I also ended up finding the perfect interior space and design aesthetic for her. She's called 'Run With Me'.