Here’s where it was four days ago
Here’s where it is now
I think it’s fair to say this piece has been influenced by current world events.
It’s not quite finished – but shouldn’t be too long now.
As always your comments, thoughts, questions and critiques are welcomed.
To finish, here’s Siddy giving you a wee flirt just in case your spirits need a little lift.
Thanks for coming by today, I’m so glad that you did
We left it here
And I continued on with the face – still not happy, you can see the charcoal lines I’ve put on to mark where I want to shadow more. I’m happy with the hair and the light on her right shoulder – and the appearance of the cosmos delighted me …..
Which really started with this bit, just to the right of her
and this bit where water and cosmos meet and there’s even fire ….. which makes me wonder if there might be more yet
Here ’tis – so far. The centre and left have barely been touched……….
Please do share any thoughts or questions – or critiques if you feel so inclined. It’s taking longer than I had originally thought, but it’s also going places I’m quite excited about.
Thanks for coming by today, I’m happy that you did!
We left it here do you recall?
There was a lot amiss with it – the face bothered me….. The charcoal lines indicate where changes needed to be made
So, of course, she got worse
Before she got better – though still looking a little ghostly
There’s lots happening around her too – can you see it? The other half of the painting barely got touched though
The water is still there, but it’s changing……. I wonder what will happen next…..
Less a mystery and more a what happens next – mainly so I can keep track of my progress…… And hopefully shorter than the last ‘Mystery on the Easel’ that so many of you loyally followed along with. (Thank you 🙂 )
Here’s what we started with, from the last post. It’s a big board for me 1200 x 900 mm. My main thought whenever I look at it is ‘I hope I don’t muck this up!’
After two coats of gesso and a bit of fiddling it looked like this. Why I chose yellow and then mixed orange with white to make peach – I have no clue. Terrible colour palette! But I quite liked the way the lower half of the canvas looked ……
I had no real idea where I might be going – except for the vague thought I might like to see if I could paint light …..
I threw a bit more paint around the following day but forgot to photograph it.
By the time I lay the brushes down today this had appeared
Let’s see where we go from here – I’m not seeing much light yet and who knows what might happen next! You old hands know that anything can ……..
Thanks for coming by today, I love that you did!