Â Â Here’s the wiped out skeleton with his fully white wings. I’ve turned the image into black and white so I could see how much contrast I’m going to need when I get into putting detail into the bones and pull them forward from the wings.
I really like where the paint dripped in a long trail from the bottom of the wing on the right side, but I wonder if I want to leave those random drippy marks in the finished painting – it has been so overdone for such a long time.
He’s beginning to take shape now – I’m getting a sense of the challenges posed by this stark white on white. Having decided to look at flowers as a foreground, with blue skies behind him, how will the whites fare against the colours? I suspect that I’ll have to mute them back a lot, but perhaps the contrast between a colourless death with the liveliness of nature will work effectively. Zinc white might become very important pretty soon.