Well, I'm not really done with Grandma, of course. She seems, in fact, to be a surprisingly persistent muse, and I am even currently working on one other Grandma-related piece: the serial post-it note story of grandma/granddaughter road-trip that I've been inserting into library books...
But I'm done with Grandma in Brush. Here's one last process shot:
I was pretty nervous after adding that bright minty green to the foreground. But now that the painting is complete, I think I'm happy with the final product:
This is the first painting in a long time on which I've used more brush than palette knife, and I was evidently having fun with the brush strokes. I was thinking about David Hockney's recent work a bit, and also a little about Laura Owens, although the end result is pretty dissimilar. Here are a few detail shots: