Yellow Dress with Jeans


9×12 original pastel on sanded paper

Sometimes our backsides are just as revealing as our front sides.  The dimples on the elbows are priceless.  Yellow Dress with Jeans takes me back to being a little girl who is unaware of pressures of life.  This painting is a step on the path of looseness for me.  We can look at the works of the Impressionists and enjoy the pleasure of loose strokes, but I believe such ease of painting and confidence takes years to develop.  I am still walking on that path.