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Monotype and Oil on Hardboard 24″x 48″

The third in a series with Lluna, the inspiration for water nymphs. I’d been working on this composition with no clear idea of a direction, painting a shell shape into the middle and pulling out wings on the sides. Lluna dropped by the studio to see the previous pieces, and I asked her if I could paint her flesh back into a few places on this one as an experiment. That’s her belly button in the shell now, along with her ribs and shoulder blades and her hip. I was curious to see how the contrast of her actual print would look next to the way that I interpret her in oil. It’s an odd juxtaposition, one that I don’t think has quite worked out yet.

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