The title of this painting is La Llorona. I figure it's a fitting title for a woman wandering the surf, head bowed. This painting took only a little more than three hours. I'm still not sure if it's finished. I'm going to stare at it a while tonight. It's part of my process. Every time I spend a significant amount of time on a painting, I set it up in my room when I'm finished so I can see it before I go to bed, and then again when I wake up. I can look at it with a more critical eye that way. The colour is much more vibrant in real life, but for some reason the water looks better in this picture!
The more I sit back and stare at this picture, the more I notice how disgustingly thin I have made this woman! I will admit that I've shocked myself a little with this realization, because I'm usually so pro-plus-sized everything. I think this is a new mission of mine. The next time I paint anything with a woman in it, I'm going to do my best to make her figure realistic.