I went down to the river and didn’t see anything inspiring so I tried an experiment. I settled on painting a rock and tried to insert the model from the other night from memory. I had to flip her to match the direction of the sun. Just trying something different.

I’ve been wanting to put figures in my landscapes for a while. Naturally that would most likely mean painting our kids into my landscapes and other than my family who would want to look at those? It worked out serendipitously this morning that the nude model from the other night would easily convert to a bather. I think it becomes a very different painting. Many times I feel my landscapes are lonely and feel empty — maybe because I’m so used to having all our kids around. I may try more of these.

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