I think of spring as a time of renewal, don't you? This painting has been on my wall for quite some time. I want to take it down and start something fresh. A push to the finish during the last few weeks has almost brought it to that point.
As much as I like the excitement of the rough sketch, the details make a painting come alive. Since my last post, I've put a lot of time into the clothing, the skin modeling, the birds. My next move may be to brighten the sky. It's almost ready to take down and attach it to the wood stretcher that's waiting for it. Once that's done, in the next few weeks, I'll work on the stretched canvas to finish it.
And I'll start a new painting. Spring! Which here in New England is probably not until the beginning of May.