“After Gwen John” | Sheena’s Suggestion

Sheena told me with some excitement about an exhibition she’d seen – paintings by Gwen John.

“Much better than her brother [Augustus],” she added.

I love that kind of inspirational appeal, and went to look at Gwen John’s paintings online. (The exhibition she’d seen was outside London.)

I loved the muted colours in John’s quiet portraits, mostly of anonymous women. I copied one, but added a bit of vibrancy to the colours.

That seems to be my thing at the moment.

After Gwen John.