This piece went through some major changes as I couldn't resolve one area. I worked and reworked it, then I simply painted over the offending area in white, and started it from scratch. I'm happy with the result.
The third of a trio - a mini series, if you will. I have a small collection of beautiful Japanese dolls - a few are quite old - and they were used as inspiration for the paintings. I look at the dolls often just to enjoy the fine craft and the beauty of the design.
My studio time this summer has been limited due to excessive heat - the building is like a furnace in this summer heat wave we are having. It's a good thing I installed air conditioning (and sold my dining room table!) to make space to comfortably paint at home or I would have minimal new work for both the New Westminster Culture Crawl (August 12-13) and the Eastside Culture Crawl (November 16-19). As it has worked out, I have a stack of new work, and this is one I particularly like.