I have done lots of ground work, prepping canvases with texture, gessoing and working out what to do next. I have also spent some time on the one I posted last week. It got much too dark and is now all bright and red again, not really like the original I am using as inspiration. I have to remember, it's inspiration not what I am painting. Here are the stages. Last one feels finished.
Below are stage 1 & 3 of another one. I used water soluble oil pastels to see if the design works. I thought it would so gesso it and am trying one without any texture at all. RADICAL! Now I'm on stage three I am still not sure. I like painting without texture but not sure about the look. It still have a long way to go.
And finally, stage 1 & 3 or yet another! I do seem to love a deadline!
Happy Easter you all. Looking forward to your kind comments. I realised last night when I read them again that I have been thinking you are all just being nice. But, I am willing to get that you do really like them. Thank you XXXX