I've been hiding away from the world these last few weeks, scheming and painting (and reading too much George Martin). I've pulled my drapes closed, taken the phone off the hook, and locked myself away, only occasionally checking the radio and peeking through the blinds to ensure the rest of the world still in fact exists. It's always a comfort to know that the wide world can spin along perfectly well without my attendance or assistance.
But, even introverts can become bored of their own company occasionally. So, I made myself a new friend: this is my newest painting, "Portrait of a Girl Reading." If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say that's a book of poetry she's holding on to -- probably Emerson or Yeats. Coincidentally, those are two of my favorite poets as well. Happily, she's so immersed in her own book, that she's perfectly content to let me continue on with reading Game of Thrones in peace now that I'm done painting her.
3/23/12 Happy announcement! The archival prints of Portrait of a Girl Reading have arrived! I've just posted them for sale in the shop! - C.P.S.C