Variegated jade.

Variegated jade bear after 2 cuts. There is innocence and strength, and the essential gesture is here. Can I keep this much character in the finished piece? That would make me very happy.

My painting teacher Bill Briggs once said, pointing at the canvas "Wouldn't it be great if we could make THAT feel as good as THAT!" pointing next at the palette in my hand, full of squishy, uninhibited color.