Despite the day being turned upside down yesterday by a cancelled plane flight to England, resulting in many phone calls and waiting for hours to get through to Virgin Atlantic (no luck) I made it into the studio to paint for a little while, getting the base coat for this ivy onto the pillars. It’s going to look very pretty, following the diagonal composition of the Empress and decorating the white stone nicely, giving the painting some more detail and pulling the balance away from white. While disappointed that we’ll not spend Christmas in England with family, right now I’m enjoying being in the studio listening to Chopin Nocturnes while the rain beats onto the roof. There’s something really delightful about being in a warm space with beautiful music and the sound of water.
I’ll work on putting together the base for some morning glory creepers on the left and right sides this evening. I love those incredible flowers. I want to get a lot more detail into the painting, which looks bare compared to the Traveler and the Angel of Death.