A thousand dreams within me softly burn."
~ Arthur Rimbaud
These past weeks have been filled with surprise, determination and fulfillment. Everything is changing, but with that comes evolution and excitement.
I have been sketching out some more lovely ladies, with two that I am particularly enamored by already...Helena had her gold leaf crown created and some girls are now hanging at the Organic Market and Cafe until March.
I have been reading and absorbing and laughing and crying and playing and giving until I have nothing left to give, and it is all starting to pay off. I of course am filled with doubt and a critical inner voice, I have to learn to pass through this stage and be happy with every outcome, even if it is completely different to how I wanted it to be. I have my dark moments where I am unhappy with my work and what I am doing, but have reached a certain state of peace and calm serenity (this will most definitely change closer to the deadline of the Secret Garden Festival)....
Well here they are then!
Charcoal and oils in wood panel / work in progress.
Woodgrain flower muse.
This lady is still untitiled. She is one of my favourites so far.
The initial conceptual idea and beautiful floral wood.
~ Work in progress ~
Charcoal, ink and oils on wood panel.
The very first markings / why didn't I stop here :(
Video of my shading an eyelid.
Eye colour palette / hazel lenses
Ink, charcoal and oils on wood panel.