This piece is reminiscent of the look and feel of my earlier pastel pieces. “Affirmation” was created during a brief period of down/quite time which is reflected both in palette and technique. I revisited my prior use of rags to soften hard brush strokes which gives a slight marbling effect. I also began to experiment with thinning paint to allow it to flow freely down the canvas.
C. S. McIntire, 2019