I finished up this painting about a month ago, but I forgot to post it.  Usually I finish a piece before moving on to the next one, however this one took well over a year to finish.  Between start and completion, I got engaged and married and went on a trip to Peru, so at least I have some great excuses.

She sinks really puzzled me for a while too; it took a long time looking at it to figure out what I wanted the end result to be. I knew the general idea I wanted to convey, but really struggled with getting there.  What’s nice about painting is that you don’t see my earlier renderings of the water, you can only see what’s on top.  Which is great for the both of us.

What’s also funny about this painting was that I unintentionally made it look kinda like my friend, Maki.  She was born on April 15th, which was the same day the Titanic sank.  I knew all of this when I started the painting, so did my brain just decide to make it look like her?  Was my subconscious filling in those blanks when I came up with the subject of a girl nonchalantly drinking tea whilst a ship is sinking inside of her noggin?  Or is it all just a coincidence…