The title "Honey" refers to the girl's beautiful, honey-like skin. I love her young adolescent, completely innocent look and felt that the title suits the girl's glowing complexion as well as her gentle demeanour. I named this piece pretty much from the start!
Since Spring has begun and the beautiful South Oxfordshire landscape is unfolding before my eyes, I have been experiencing a period of non-production which I blame on visual over-load and a weird kind of "painters block". I have been enjoying the outdoors so much, the thought of sitting down indoors, with my head down, just didn't appeal to me. Instead, I went out and took way to many photographs of everything and anything that caught my eye. With so much going on around me, so much beauty to behold, so much inspiration and the urge to paint everything all at once, where do I begin? After much (over)thinking and possibly in an act of procrastination, I decided to do "one more portrait" before I embark on a landscape-influenced painting spree....
That is how "Honey" came about. Because I just cannot lay off the portraits, can I ;-)
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