When I didn't have time to paint, it seems I always knew exactly what subject I'd choose. Now that I'm making time to paint nearly every day, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the variety and often just draw a blank. I made "Farmer Joe" when I was a kiddo. He's always been a favorite and I've kept him for decades! His hair is made from a tea-dyed, stretched out cotton ball and his "American Gothic" expression makes me laugh. He just needed to be painted!
I'm consciously trying to loosen up on my style. My well worn habits are like gullies in the road and bit hard to get out and stay out of. But I'm working at it!!!
|Farmer Joe Doll, 5 x 7 in, Oil on canvas panel|