David Hockney is one of my favorite painters. His clean lines, almost flat paintings with a dose of texture to arouse the curiosity had gotten me deeply intrigued with his painting style. After a lot of thought and research into his style I have produced my own version of a flat painting. There was a lot of masking tape and care to create this work but the end result is acceptable. Inspired by his work of "Pool with two figures" I tried to produce what I can only describe as a prequel to it. "Hesitation" takes the main subject staring down at the pool but just younger, staring down at the pool this time in his backyard. I guess painting is all about creating that story. I call it "Hesitation" because as I would construct the story, he contemplates on getting into the water to swim while being at the same time being completely fascinated but the water itself. As time went by he has become successful and moved to LA as seen in the work of David Hockney. I am not even remotely close to the precision of this master painter. His original was 84" x 120" and mine is a minuscule 8" x 10". Achieving a level of flatness to the image is satisfactory but there is a long road to cover studying this style.