I decided on a cropped painting this time, as I don’t think I always have to paint a detailed face. People can decide for themselves what the woman looks like, the human eye usually works it out anyway. I feel the woman here is getting ready go out for the evening and is having a little dance in her new red shoes, feeling happy. It is a smaller painting 25 x 35 cm, and on block canvas so does not necessarily need framing.
I have been taken to task for always painting pretty women and pandering to men. When I said that women also seem to like my paintings, I was again taken to task for pandering only to a certain type of woman. Thinking about this, I can say, hand on heart, that I have always drawn and painted women, ever since I was a young girl, drawing princesses, never handsome young princes, and I am not sure why this is so. I do paint men and this can be seen on my website (www.michewatkins.com) but I just like painting the female form.
I have had a fair bit of interest in buying this painting ‘Elation’, but me being me, have not written down the names of possible buyers. If you ARE interested, could you please DM me on Twitter, or email at email@example.com, thanks. I am getting together a body of work for a gallery to possibly take to New York for September, and this painting would be included, but nothing is ever written in stone, so can let interested parties know later on in the summer about progress.
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