I’ve been doing some cleaning out. In my basement I had stored a couple of canvases I bought some time ago. Since I purchased these, I’ve moved to painting on boards – Masonite, wood, etc. – because I like the firmer surface. I tend to press down hard when I paint and I didn’t really like the springy nature of the canvases.
So, I’d had a pile of them on the shelves for a while. I gave most of them away, the smaller ones, but I kept these two larger ones. One day I felt the need to take them off the shelf and paint large women-faces on them. I cannot say why this idea came to me, but it did, so I obeyed. Here’s what emerged from it.