|"Moon Mistress" under painting on Ampersand board with gesso|
|Sketch on board applied with white charcoal|
"Moon Mistress" is a painting that took on the look of a feminine form with a moon for a head... a sort of "Ent" like image. ( Remember "Lord of the Rings"?) I didn't see that one coming! I feel as though she might just step of the canvas and walk into the woods.
After I had applied a layer of black gesso infused with Chroma ultra blue to assure flexiblity, I saw the resemblance to a woman dressed in a ball gown. Now I have concept for more defined figurative work. One thing leads to another in all creative work and that is why I keep painting. BTW-I am loving working on the Ampersand panel which I layered with textures gesso. It is amazingly absorbent as well as forgiving. My next step is to apply a layer of Chroma Interactives which will totally change the image. It will be fun to see how this image unfolds...meanwhile I am out the door for a walk among the Ents.
Happy painting and may all your Ents be the friendly kind!