MixedSoft Spots, 20204207 x 4684 (76M)

Made this one based on someone I know, someone who, perhaps as a result of the family with which she grew, kept her defence up, acted tough, but was really soft and gentle under that, with a lot of sensibility for others, intelligent, capable and genuinely talented. It’s a bit tough for me to really explain it. She opened up and part of her self expression manifested in a very physical way, so this painting has those really tough, armoured bits that can look scary but also the tender areas which can be alluring. I think it’s important for people to let themselves be soft sometimes and open up to someone, even if it seems shameful or filthy at first, there’s a place for that.