first, another hike to start the day- 3 women & 4 dogs this time. snowing lightly to start, then blue skies.
home, finished warren zevon's bio (tortured guy, great talent who was not much recognized in life), a nap (beat- who knows why?) then the studio.
i was a bit disappointed in how dark the background is & now the tree doesn't really show. more so when i realized that i didn't save the crop of the tree image, so i probably won't be able to replicate. poured a layer of self leveling gel on while i'm contemplating. one thought is a layer of something to knock back the writing then another transfer. but maybe i'll decide it's OK.
i've had this for a while- needed to figure out a frame, since the dreaded no non- framed stapled canvas fracas at the gallery (sides were painted, of course, no one would know- unless they looked- which "some one" surely would). i am not crazy about this frame (started whitewashed), but thought if i painted it maybe it would work.
layers of washes & glazed later i think we're getting closer. probably a wash of nickel quince azo to warm it up & we'll be OK- and I'll have 24 of my 56 linear inches of new art for january!
threw a bit of gesso on this one, to knock back some of the elements. thinking i should actually draw a dragonfly instead of using a purchased stamp.
so now i'm going to print out some dragonfly photos & go watch football & try to draw. ACK!