After first session the painting is just color and a swirling vortex of energy. Can you see that swirl on the bottom left? It looks like a dress to me.
I went with the dress/figure idea to see what would emerge. I also see all this energy coming from her solar plexus so a spiral of energy is going to be placed there.
First steps on her face and hair came out next. I wanted wild electrified hair. So this was a beginning.
Then I tweaked her dress, changed the body shape a little and added the moon and the raven. I had added my first owl in the corner but it was awful so I painted over it. I forgot to take a picture before I did that. Her hair is supposed to simulate braids and dreads and loose hair all tied up with beads in some of the strands. I loved working on it.
I played with the moon a lot trying to get it more golden looking. Then the snowy owl was added. liked this pose of the owl so much better. Snowy owls just make me smile, they are so pretty just sitting there. I hope I get to see one in real life at some point.
More work on the face and playing around with the hands. I keep moving them and repainting.
I want to keep tweaking this but realize it will never end so I am calling her complete. I hope you enjoyed the journey through all these pictures. Happy PPF