Around the house, I am always captivated by the simple motions of my wife- wrapping a shawl around her shoulders, fastening an earring, tucking hair behind her ear. I began this painting with an artist friend today, out in Riverhead, with a model that is a former professional ballet dancer. I’m emulating that quiet, everyday motion of my wife.
Whenas in silks my Julia goes,
Then, then methinks, how sweetly flows,
The liquefaction of her clothes.
– Robert Herrick