oil on panel 6.5"x 6.5"
This young mother and her daughter are waiting to cross a street in Quebec City. The late afternoon light on them was so beautiful.
You lumber around in your skin of armorUsually I like to paint on an untoned (white) surface, but this time I began by drawing with a thin red wash. I worked hard here to define the big shapes without dithering around with the hundreds of creases and wrinkles.
Like an exiled general or a grounded unicorn.