Sunday, January 30, 2011

Gene Pool Roulette, or Undertow

ImageThis speaks to me about the maternal - the womb where it all  the begins. Robin, who's wearing goggles and underwater, suggested the title Hereditary Undertow. Hmm.
Did one version of the face on the upper left and then scraped it of
 Really struggled with Emily's face in the upper left. I had to wipe off the first attempt completely. Put in a shape that seemed so wrong. Once it was dry I re-drew the chalk grid in that one place and that showed me it was about fifth too big and wrongly positioned. Placed the eyes nose and mouth with chalk and painted for about three hours.
This is the second version and I feel like it's going to work. I can get there from here. I am reminding myself that I paint like I write - rough start, then lots of editing and fiddling until layers of detail make it worth seeing.

I am saving all the water detail for desert.

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