While in the Netherlands last month I visited the Frans Hal museum again, but this time was really struck by his depiction of his ruffled collars. A week or so later, in Spain I created these two works, both different but both influenced by my recent viewing of Frans Hals works.
I spent another week at the Snow White Art retreat with Mike Snow about a week ago. This time I focused on pushing depth perception, loosing up my work, and painting fabric (which I always have avoided). The thing Mike really focused on with me was to encourage me to push a bit further. When I go for a feel, a color, or an idea to just keep pushing it without fear of going too far. As he loves to say “There is always more paint!”
Little Freedom Fighter
View from bedroom window at retreat