I am beginning a series of new paintings loosely influenced by the Preraphaelite Brotherhood and impressionists. Working in oils, I tend to render these pieces in a soft and organic style giving them "romantic" feel. I intend to give these classic looking subjects a modern flare with bizarre expression and strange gestures. I am pretty much happy and finished with a painting if there is something "off" about it, but totally makes sense me. The composition is good, the color is bright, the subject matter is grounded and balanced but something irks me. That's when I am most satisfied with my paintings. Here are the beginnings of the first few pieces. By March I plan to have a series of 12-15 finished.