Just got these two recent paintings back from the framer. I have been working on them for over 6 months - I had a wee holiday from them to complete a commission and when I came back I had changed my mind about how they should look. The patterned background is the beginning of something for me I think.
I've been looking a lot at the Japanese Masters again as well as the painters who were influenced by the Uchiyo-e style at the turn of the 20th Century. The whole surface of the painting or print is saying something either in colour, pattern or brush work. Got me thinking about where I can take my ladies next.