I thought I would show more work in progress shots on this painting I have been making. To see the beginnings of this see the previous post.
Sometimes the differences are hard to see but other times I think you will be able to see changes that I have made.
I tried making a movie of all the shots but it didn't work and I am not sure why so we are stuck with stills for this project,
Here is my finished version. I hadn't started out attempting a self portrait but she seems like one to me. The raven is a totem animal of mine so you will see her often in my work. In addition she may be the beginnings of character in one of the books I wrote for Nanowrimo. Or at least a sign to work on that story. For now she will be called Branwen although that character is a cross between a raven and a woman so she will look different when I really do paint her.
It interesting how art evolves. When I started this canvas I wanted to do a woman and a bird. Then I gave up the idea and just started with a background and decided to see what developed and here I now have what was my original idea. I decided that its part of my process when I create. I do this in writing too, I can't have it all planned out or I shut down. I need to be able to just have it flow and let it evolve into what it will be. She was painted on and 11 X 14 gallery wrapped canvas. I used acrylics, spray inks, stencils and masks, WC crayons and a stablio pencil for final details.
Do you find that your art tells you something about yourselves?