Today I had a lot of stuff going on with deliveries of artwork for an upcoming student art show, but thankfully I also got some painting done. Last night I had a chance to draw 2 pictures onto their canvases. Today I finished the third then began painting right away. I was accompanied by Julie Child's book on tape, My Life in France. That was a fun accompaniment.
The right hand side is much more complete, but still only has a couple of layers of paint on it, and I haven't done the far right side at all yet. The model has amazing cascading red/maroon/orange hair falling over her arm and knees - those are shadows from the hair on her knees looking confusingly like flames or something odd. It's going to be so much fun to refine this piece and make it glow. The final touch will be to draw her tattoo on the whole length of her arm. Yikes! I haven't really painted many tattoos yet, so this will be a real challenge - to represent the beautiful art of the tattoo artists on the models' bodies and do it well. The tattoos my models have are quite complex and detailed, so it will take a great deal of work to represent them well. Part of me would like to ignore the fact of them, but I am pretty sure that wouldn't be an accurate representation of these women if I did that! So onward ho! Can't wait to see how they turn out!