Amelia Redefined

The Angel is taking a back seat now, following a black day for the skeleton and Amelia. My big easel looks almost comically small without a giant canvas on it.

I’ve been deepening the shadows on both pieces, working the foreground skulls of the angel, then adding Cremnitz white to pop the highlights again.I wouldn’t normally use a lead white for highlights, but in this case its a great choice, because the finish really feels bone-like.Amelia looks much better for a little cleaning up, and I’m confident that the next few days will improve her even more. Her orb isn’t orange any more, having had a coat of white over it.

I’m looking forward to getting those peacock feathers from China, and hungry for canvas to match the Angel and the Traveler.

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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