I enjoyed working on the gallery series this weekend after just doing watercolors for a week. When I was doing this, I realized that the stranger in the striped shirt was becoming the image of a very close friend. Frequently student artists will reveal a bit of a self portrait in painting models. I think we just gravitate to what is familiar. I see this person as someone who is resting for her friend's sake, but she is anxious to keep her attention on the art she loves so much. I think her friend wishes she had brought her ipod!
The feet painting is my submission to the Daily Paintworks challenge for Japan. If you go to http://dailypaintworks.com/Challenge/FC50B15D-5016-4E5E-87F2-87C3F79BA65B you can bid on this painting or many others by all kinds of artists and all proceeds will go to help Japan. The theme is "Home."