Here she is!

I’m happy with the composition, laid down the centre line of the panel, with the figure centred on the navel. She’s looking good. I put a blindfold over her eyes, as is traditional for blind justice, and sketched in the scales quite loosely for now. I’m going to need to find snake reference materials so I can make a mass of them around the globe she’s standing on. I like this. I may add a sword to the composition.

It’s good to get back to work.

This afternoon I hope to get started on Temperance. Once both drawings are done I’ll get the primer down, and tomorrow I should be able to get into the en grisaille. I’m a bit behind with Fortitude, yet to sketch and shoot pictures for it, but I don’t think that really matters too much. I can work on that while simultaneously painting these. I do have my model for the image, and the pose is fairly straightforward.

I really like the pose she’s in, she’s very poised and balanced, just the way justice should be. I’m looking forward to painting her, I think she’ll be beautiful.

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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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