white girls

A friend of mine asked me why I don’t do black girls too. I think I should say here that I only paint faces that are saying what I need them to say. My girls are not portraits of someone or some specific race but just feminine in general. I do simple lines and what I need to say in in those lines. It is just what my voice is and so I do not want anyone to take it as some kind of declaration of who I think is paintable. I only paint what speaks to me so that way I am not trying to please some imaginary audience.
My lastest show is a little differant from the last in that it is more focused on the background than just leaving it negative space. the background is speaking to me right now and I have to listen so in this one show now that is how it is different. I am enjoying looking at this new perspective with the woman in the painting being secondary.
Plus I moved to a new studio that feels so enveloping that it is necessary to focus on everything surrounding me. Before I was pretty focused on one thing.
so white girls green girls red girls,, that is not the point right now. It is the ambiance I am going for / You have to walk into these paintings .

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