Finished painting: Black River

I finally got this small painting–21″ x 30″–to a good place. This morning’s session was the 9th.

Newly finished 'Black River'

Newly finished ‘Black River’

I wanted to do a full figure in a small format, and I wanted to paint green. Are those enough reasons to make a painting?

I titled it Black River because the¬†subject (my daughter, Jane) is proudly holding her softball jersey with ‘Black River’ emblazoned across it. I carefully drew the fancy logo and intended to paint it, but, in the end, that felt wrong and I left it out.

I struggled with this painting because the ground, although carefully applied, went bad. it was too slick.

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