6x6 oil on masonite
You may have noticed similarities in the brushwork of the last few paintings. I have been playing around with a small brush with a long handle rather than the medium to larger brushes I usually use. I have been trying to stand back with arm extended holding the brush like an extension of my arm rather than tightly like a pencil and using the wrist. These technical things make a difference. Keeps the work loose and free. With the smaller brush, however, slows me down a bit to fill that panel with thoughtful yet playful strokes. The brushstrokes felt like individual musical notes coming together to form one shape. I am having fun putting more thought into these things and letting the paint fly! Helps to keep things fresh.