russian dolls

Someone on Twitter commented that my Kleenex ghosts reminded her of simple-cloth dolls found in Russia.  She said there they had no faces.

Here's another painting of the mother and baby ghosts suspended as one.  The drips were accidental at first.  I was mixing up a puddle for the big swoosh and my palette knife slipped.  Taken as a sign, I added more drips - sponged some partially dried ones out - refilled them with yellow paint - left other ones alone.  I'm happy that the drips in the lower right seem fish-like while the other drips seem star-like. 

Face-less simple human-like forms that evoke childhood memories - what could be sweeter?

Stars and Fishes/Mother and Child; watercolor on paper; 20" x 16"

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