Feb 22, 2008
Nude Woman with Red Towel No 2, mixed media, collage
This mini painting, an aceo, is the latest edition to The Nude Female Body with a Red Towel series.
I spent the morning drawing the image. The afternoon was spent painting the image on a previously prepared support. I really wanted to work longer on a second painting that I had started but had to stop due to a hair appointment.
I love going to the hair salon in Japan. Even though I get a simple haircut. it usually takes over an hour. First, the hair stylist sits down with me to discuss what haircut I would like and what suggestions she has. Then I am escorted to the shampoo area where I meet my "shampoo person. " This is the first highlight of my hair salon experience. I love the shampoo person. She shampoos my hair for about 10 to 15 minutes. This includes scrubbing and rinsing and more scrubbing. I start to meditate with all the scrubbing and am interupted here and there by her polite questions: The water is not too hot, is it? I'm not scrubbing too hard, am I? Do you have any spots that still need more scrubbing? I also get a head massage twice. Once the shampoo and conditioning phase is finished, the shampoo person takes me to my stylist's booth. I get another head massage but this time with some minty, cold liquid on my hair. Then I get a shoulder massage. I am so relaxed by this point. I really need to go more often!
Posted by Gallery Juana