I found about twelve more crow / raven photos that will be useful for the piece, so I’ve made a photoshop file combining them all onto one transparency, ready to paint on Monday morning. Everything seems to be in decent shape with this piece, but I’m a little concerned to be sure that I have enough birds going in the right direction to make the flock feel right. I want them to arch up and over, then return towards the big painting, so I need to have them face the right way. We also have the simple practical task of screwing hooks into each panel to hang them, but there are so many pieces that this will take a long time.
The big painting will need some gold leaf touchup too, so Monday is going to be all about gold again.
Gold is a very superficial goal for serious thinkers like the alchemists: the symbol has become misunderstood for the mystical search. I’m spending a lot of cash in order to purchase gold to make images that express theÂ quest for the alchemists’ philosophical gold, which seems quite ironic really.Â