Letting Paintings Evolve


This painting has endured
many versions of itself.

Lap Nap

“Lap Nap”
16 x 16 oil

The initial idea was to capture the essence of
my good friend and her pup.

Margaret and anna

Right off, I struggled with her face and the pup competing for attention.
After many attempts to pull it together
I switched gears and decided to crop it,
making it less a portrait,
and more an abstract expression.
I’m learning to let go of my initial idea
and let the painting evolve as needed.