Adding some color here and there! Now I'm just playing. Can you see the tangerine trees? Can you see the drip mark in the violet section by the the yellow circle? I don't worry about those little drips and mistakes. Painting on fabric is a very unruly endeavor for me. I enjoy allowing the colors to move where they will. There are no mistakes, just happy accidents! I once spilled an entire bottle of acid green paint on this almost finished painting. After a short burst of explicatives, I moved on. Can you tell where the paint spilled? Can you see the thirds?
I ended up really liking this large (4'x6') painting. In fact, I liked it so much, I cut it up, machine sketched trees on the small pieces, and made a series.
So, back to "Lucy." When I drip paint or it bleeds where I didn't think I wanted it, I don't despair. At one point in my journey, I would start over and use the painting as a drop cloth. I don't do that any more, because, today, I know in my heart that I don't have to be perfect. If I can't make it work, I cut it up and put it back together. It's all about the process. The finished product isn't as important as the enjoyment I get from the process.
I've got the painting just about where I'm happy with it at this point. I just keep adding and shading and adding until I'm happy with the overall composition. Stay tuned, next I'm going to cut the whole thing up!!
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