Working with wet white again, I’ve blended some Burnt Sienna into the feet for shadows, with a touch of Cadmium Red to give them a little warmth. I’m thinking that they should get dirtier because the Magician must have walked there somehow, so she should have mud on her, which I’ll add once this layer’s dry. I’ll do a re-drawing of the feet next because I see a couple of irritating problems around the toes that I’d like to correct.
I’m considering how to build stretchers for the four big square paintings so I can move them more easily. I love painting on canvas stretched over wood, but once the work is done there’s no need for the weight that the wooden panels brings, so I can make life easier by building stretcher bars that can be folded over a tube so these pieces aren’t a beast to transport.
It’s very quiet around the studio because my students are all away for a week, which is a little disconcerting compared to the usual bustle.