|Paul of Saratoga Pastel unfinished 14x11|
Having a model for a whole day is a delicious novelty and still - it is not enough time. Exploring deep shadows and strong bone structure with a little bit of a hazard- the paper was not as smooth as I usually work with - I was able to disappear into the work.
I need to dive in more consistently to my work. It is a healing strengthening process, quite necessary for the peace I need in my mind.
I won't pretend to change the world with my art, just record the beauty as a I see it. There is plenty of beauty out there in spite of the fierce political wind. I will go after as best I can. It is what I do.