I really don’t want to leave this eight feet square blank canvas sitting with nothing on it, so I decided to grid it out and place the Magician’s figure onto the new surface. She lines up beautifully with the golden section (pretty much at three feet and five feet) and with the centre lines, holding her bowl right on the upper horizontal section, aligned with her mouth, while her foot, elbow and the end of the wand all fall on the right hand vertical section.
My model, Sam, did a great job posing for this. Thanks! I’m grateful to you.
I plan to do a bit more investigation of Pre-Raphaelite painting and hope to find a few up-close and personal paintings by Botticelli and the Lippi’s pretty soon.