The time I've been spending both in and out of my studio recently has been so refreshing. At times I struggle with the direction that I want my work to head, and yet, whenever I trust myself and follow those little nuggets of inspiration, everything tends to fall into place.
I'm glad I painted the small series titled 'Fashionista' to honour the 20% of female fashion designers that have been recognized. And enjoying the extended time I've been spending in the city has inspired another series of large paintings...something I've been thinking about quite a bit lately.
And, of course, I am very excited to begin 'The Grandmothers' series in the new year. I am struggling a bit with the total focus...to paint portraits or full images, rely on the vintage or more contemporary photographs, or to work in a more neutral palette (keeping the background colourful) or continue to paint portraits as I have been doing for several years (leaning towards that). Anyway, I know that I will trust the inspiration as it comes.