Figure Painting, Life, Painting, Sketching

Trying to make some sense

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to express my current conundrum visually. Thinking is usually not the best way to get at this kind of thing but I’m afraid of making work that is trite or exploits or cheapens this and I’m especially wary of this since it’s not only my experience. Many people loved Leslie and may have feelings about how or what I express. That being said, I’ve been making some drawings and trying to find a way to start.

I’m sharing a couple of the drawings here.

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6" x 7" gouache black and white ink on paper
6″ x 7″ gouache black and white ink on paper

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9" x 6" gouache black and white ink on paper
9″ x 6″ gouache black and white ink on paper

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As I start this, I realize I could explore this for a long time.

Art, Figure Painting, Interior, Life, oil painting, Painting, Still Life

Miki And The Red Coat

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Miki and the Red Coat 21" x 14" oil on linen
Miki and the Red Coat
21″ x 14″ oil on linen

I’ve had this and another on the easel for a while. I’m not sure I’m finished. I want to let it sit for a while. Sometimes when I get to this point with a painting, I decide it’s better to just start another than to continue to worry this one. I’ve painted a few versions of this scene now, each a little different.

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