Dark sky

I finished up the first layer of the pebbles, which need more work to make them effective, then got into the most radical change the painting has seen since I decided to put the sea of skulls into the landscape. The sky took a layer of black, wiped off with rags to reveal the colours of the clouds, making it far more oppressive and allowing the head of the angel to pop out from the painting much more than it did before. I’ll need to repaint the hands again (this is why I didn’t bother painting them in the first place, if you remember December) once this layer is dry.

I’m taking a break for a little dinner, then I’ll get on with darkening the shadows of the inside of the wings a bit more and perhaps working on the landscape of skulls a little if I feel that they need to get darker to balance the image.

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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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