Imagine for a moment, please, that Mona Lisa wasn't famed for her smile, but rather for her look of worry and constipation.
It's been so hot today that I started dreaming of swimming pools. For some reason this face popped into my mind...
Using thick brushstrokes to create suggestions of a posing figure and minimal features in black.
Oil on canvas paper
10" x 10"
Cardboard, marker and tape
13" x 13" mounted
Originally intended just as a model to work out a template for a 'proper version' to be made from a single piece of card, the impulsiveness and chaos proved hard to recreate, and the carelessness grew to be one of its most defining features.