I drove back to Thousand Oaks today, an eight hour journey that felt like fifteen. I arrived here at about nine pm, deciding like a lunatic to get into the studio and paint once I got to unload, which I will start on once I’ve posted this to the blog. Venus and Jupiter were bright in the sky most of the way down, hanging above the new moon and turning the three planets into a smiling face! Lovely!
Amelia as Temperance and the newly gilded panel have survived the trip in the back of my trusty Honda. Yesterday, still under the spell of the green forest, I added some colour to Temperance’s hair, then darkened the shadows under the fold of her jacket so that the leg is better shaped and there’s more definition to that separation. I’ll post a picture later this evening when I have everything unloaded.
A little green tea, some heat and I’ll be a new man.
Hey Michael, I am so glad that you brought up the planets smiling. I didn’t know they were planets, I thought they were stars. But it was super fabulous to see a smile in the sky!