Impending doom (AKA looming deadline)
As the deadline for an open exhibition submission deadline looms I have unfortunately not spent as much time as I would have liked painting; work, socialising and catching colds all playing their part in this absence of paintbrush action.
Over the past week I have managed to muster enough motivation to recommence work on one of the paintings 'Cayley'; results of this labour to follow shortly. I also still have a lot of work to do on the following painting, 'Clasp', that I am hoping to finish in time for the submission (these are very much a record of work in progress):
As you can see from the photographs progress has been slow but I am optimistic that I may be beginning to turn a corner towards resolving this piece. My current list of intended further work on the painting includes:
Working on all fingers - reshaping and shading
Resolving the fingernails
Working on the lines of the palm
Darkening the colours on the wrist
Developing more dynamic tonal contrasts.
This list is subject to change as the work evolves - I may also tinker a bit more with the background areas but will leave that to rest for now. Not much to do then?!?
Progress reports on both 'Clasp' and 'Cayley' to follow...