Welcome to my 'work in progress' art blog.

Below is my current 'work in progress', or check out older works on the right under 'blog archive'.

Side note (Feb 2015): unfortunately I some how managed to delete most of the photos in my blogs:( I will endeavour to slowly add them back in (starting with the gallery section at the end and the most recent posts) but for now you might see a few error signs.

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06 February 2016

Work in progress 'women untitled' final

Yep all done.  Still need to be a clear coat on it but its too hot on the balcony this weekend.  In any case will put the final picture at the bottom in the gallery section.

Work in progress 'women untitled' 6

I think I'm almost done.   After the lips I used charcoal to outline and also do to write excerpt of a 'past life meditation' session from a while back......writing from right to left to make it a bit abstract. Using charcoal I'll now have to put a clear coating on to make sure it doesn't smudge (a job for tomorrow).

  
The excerpt came from the following notes I took after the past life meditation session (which I've never shared with anyone before, so you know, let's put it on the internet):

"I look towards my feet, I stand bare footed on the grass but the scene quickly changes and my feet are now dirty and worn, standing on cold cobble stones.  Images keep flashing back and forth.  I am a young girl, long wavy blond hair, white dress, toga like.  Greek or Roman times?  For a brief moment there are others like me, relaxing, enjoying themselves and then it changes.  First I hear a dull raw and then I realise I am in a tavern of sorts, serving drinks.  Holding a big earn of water or ale.  It’s rowdy and dirty and many men around who grabbing at me.  Ordering me to serve them.  I think for a moment I am a slave girl? But I wasn’t always.  I was beautiful once and I was sold because of it.  I was coveted by men of means but they were greedy, dirty and untrustworthy.  The scene changes again, my hands are tied and I am walking along a cliffs edge.  I sense others near by, forcing me towards the edge.  I am the sacrifice, the beautiful slave girl.  And then I am falling. I am not scared, I feel like I am floating."

05 February 2016

Work in progress 'women untitled' 5

So I went with a lightish golden brown and not only scraped the excess paint off but also wiped it off.
   
Time to dry again.

Work in progress 'women untitled' 4

I decided on white with touches of silver for the dress.  The white actually covered the orange pretty well in the section I stuffed up.
  
The problem is the skin, I have never been good at skin colour so the question is do I leave it as is, try skin colour or use blue or green which is what I usually do?

Work in progress 'women untitled' 3

Ok now I decided on a 'style' of sorts I painted/scraped on a light background of blues mixed with silver again using a palette knife.
   
Waiting for it to dry now to move on to the body.

Work in progress 'women untitled' 2

So while cleaning up a section that I stuffed by scraping off the paint (bit on the right) up I actually decided I liked the look so have decided to scrape off the layer of paint and just have a light coating.
 

The second picture shows a closer view now I scraped of the paint. I like the look of the charcoal showing through, having a think on how to use that again later?
 

Work in progress 'women untitled' 1

inspired to day to start this painting/drawing.    I used a palette knife to do the hair.  At this stage I don't think I'll use a brush.