The full title of this is "The Road to Ruin (is Lined with Motherly Intentions). The drawings from this series starts my series about internal journeys, chiefly about infertility. I stepped away from painting for a long time and went back to drawing. It seemed easier and more natural to draw, more back to basics. The drawings from this time are all graphite, pastel maybe a little bit of gouache. but just a touch.
It felt really good to draw. So much easier than moving paint around--trying to mold it to what I wanted it to do. A lot less planning, too.
An important part of the planning of these images was the frame. I chose an antique frame for each of these to correspond with the artwork. So.. why didn't I post the picture with the piece in the frame? That's a good question.