I couldn’t face doing any more to the skeleton today, so I turned my attention to Amelia, because I really like the idea of putting her in a forest clearing instead of hanging in the void. I laid down simple grey silhouettes of tall birch trees, lacking their small branches at present, but with the body of the trunks complete, expecting to add highlights in the next day or two.
I’m enjoying placing the figure in a more substantial three dimensional world, giving her space some depth and improving the sense of place that was lacking before. I remember doing something similar to the Fama painting a while ago, when adding a seascape and some shadows really made the painting. Here the trees clearly require a lot more detail than the landscape in Fama did, but I think they will be fun to bring to life.