Boston Couple was painted, in all seriousness, as a not-serious bit of play. I needed a topic for class and pulled up some reference photos taken in Boston on the Common. A brilliant May morning. I was not inspired by the work and that is probably why I was able to experiment with the forms...nothing there was sacred to me. No connection. In fact, I was annoyed that this fellow was spending this glorious day on the phone. (personal gripe) My original plan was a not-so-solid description with the figures blending into the ground. When that process became less than desirable, I changed the game plan. The figure was then worked back and forth in a figure 8 pattern as a singular shape. Details were muffled and then muffled again. The background was subsequently painted in opaque gouache. I have to say that this work pleases me somewhat, despite the lack of personal connection. Perhaps that is why I felt free enough to experiment. The preciousness is gone. That pleases me.