17" x 14", oil on Bristol board, 2020
I tried some extensive palette knife painting on this one to give it a bright, reflected-sunlight glow behind the figure. It turned out okay, but made me change my mind about the colour of the sky (which began as a gradient from blue at the top to very light blue at the horizon) – you can see the swerve in the video below. In the end, I like the hazy, summer-day-approaching-sunset look.
I scratched out the word balloon and heart with the back end of a paint brush (as I have been doing for my "m2" signature for a few years, now.
Here's a time lapse video of this painting's creation: