…waiting for the canvas to arrive so I can get started preparing the big panels! I’m hoping that it will come in the next couple of days. The panels are leaning against the wall patiently, although sometimes I have the strange paranoid sensation that they’re chuckling quietly to themselves, “yeah right… have a good time, ha ha hah…” But this nervousness is superficial because although these are big pieces they require the same amount of work as a smaller painting, needing the exact same work to make the figures correct and the same techniques to finish them, so ignoring the chimeras of inner trepidation I’m focusing on my excitement to begin, for these will make a really impressive addition to my body of work.
Meanwhile, the Fortitude bear has grown, I’ve sketched some new hands (which are no good and will have to be completely redone, but doing these has helped me to understand how the correct hands will go. I’ve called Jen to see if she can drop in sometime in the next few days so I can use her hands in the same light as that in which I had her pose in the first place, so with a little luck this will all stay on track to be finished in a week or two.
I’m still looking for my models for the Devil painting, which is morphing in my imagination. I’m not so set on having overweight slaves because that would imply that greed is the only vice that is available to prevent the initiate from finding their way to the divine, which among other things is actually blocked by enslavement to material possessions, laziness, greed, lust, and excess.