One of the things we have been doing in the Painting the Feminine course, is that on the weekends we take a favorite concept of the week and explore it on canvas. I took to this canvas with the spirit of play.
The beginning, just paint smeared on from my palette from several days of painting.
There was a big jump to here. I forgot to stop to take pictures. I had a lot more paint to the background and these figures appeared. I see them as all my female ancestors, the women who came before me. They watch over me and guide me.
I used Sennelier oil pastels for the faces and hair. The rest of the piece was made with acrylic paints. Right now this is hanging in my bedroom so it the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night. What an amazing group of protectors I have.
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