When beginning a painting I like to set new goals for myself to expand both my skills and conceptualizations. Here it was to put paint on richer and thicker, taking advantage of the sculptural qualities of oil paint. When finished I decided I need a scoop shovel next time to really lay it on. The color seems more jewel-like with thicker paint.
I had a couple requests for another picture of Noelle....here you go, but she needs a brushing.