I drew freckles.
I love freckles, they're adorable. I especially love them on children. Running around in the sun, grass stains on knees, the care free confidence of Tom Sawyer. That's what freckles remind me of.
But, when I sat down to sketch out this new painting, I wasn't planning on using those tiny "sun kisses". Nope. I was almost finished with this lovely child, when I realized she needed something to make her genuine feeling. A perfect spray of imperfection. So I drew them, and I'm glad of it. She feels kind of.. real now.
Also, about those two weeks when I skipped out on this blog...
Here's where I was. Camano Island, in the Puget Sound, right outside of Seattle in Washington.
It was beautiful and I gleaned many ideas for paintings during the trip.