She’s wearing her aviator goggles now, and a triangular necklace. I added much more definition into the face and flying helmet and knifed a layer of flesh tones onto the man, who is taking his proper place in the background. The straps on the helmet are a little overly hard edged, so I’ll soften them when I have a chance, there’s also one strap and a button missing, (trinity) because I took this picture when I wasn’t finished. (It will be in the next post.)
I’m really not happy with her nose.
At this stage in a painting I’ll often re-define outlines and shadows to give the figure more solidity, but these harder edges will get back into the paint with a little work, softening them and making them less dominant. Right now the necklace is standing away from the surface of the skin, it hasn’t a shadow to set it down, but I can’t put it in until my surfaces are dry without risking damage to the triangular pendant.
I’m still avoiding painting the falling figure, aren’t I.Â