1997/1998, acrylic on canvas, 24x48 inches

When I began this painting in the summer of 1997, I had not painted on canvas
since 1983 when I stopped painting in oils. There was a lot of struggle in this
painting as I discovered things about acrylics that I knew nothing of in the
1980's when I was in college. Discovering gloss medium was quite a revelation
all of its own. At one point I had considered it finished, only to pick up the brush
again and rework it considerably for the better. As I rephotographed the
painting recently, I felt a need to try and do more with her hands. As time
permits, I will attempt to do so.