Find Ourselves on Familiar Ground

If this painting looks a little textured, here's why....

Final work, Find Ourselves on Familiar Ground, 10" x 8", oil on canvas, 2014.

The first painting was started on February 23, 2014, and the "final" work was completed on September 16, 2014.

drain study no.1 and no.2

drain study no.3 and selfie no.1 (a very cropped shot, for modesty)

selfie no.2 (gardenia's in my hair, Joan Didon reference) and start of kitchen/leg painting

initial set up, featuring my fake slip, two tea towels tied around my waist. wishing I had a white cotton slip, making due with what's around the house....

next steps

realizing I don't like my foot placement, or the length of my "slip", kitchen-floor-dance-steps

now everything is more or less making sense, except that I am "falling backwards", my arm needs to move forward to be aligned with my left leg.

Where I finally landed, the craggy surface holds many lives.