Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Woman as Vessel #2

As mentioned in the post before last, I was inspired to start a new painting after flipping through an old sketchbook and becoming inspired to revisit the concept of woman as vessel. Here's the canvas in the early stages of the painting process in late September:



I struggled with this one - painting over areas that became bogged down with too much detail (oh how I love to get lost in complex detail). Eventually I created a balance between areas of calm and areas of detail and now it's close to being finished. I'll work on the face when I'm back in the studio next month.



Sorry for the poor quality of the pic - it was taken at night, using the flash, and the reflected glare doesn't make for an accurate image.

5 comments:

Steve said...

I like your work! It's very precise but unique. How fun. I also used to live in the Bay Area so that was fun to see also.
Steve

Borah said...

I love this. I also tend to focus on tedious detail when I'm painting, with patterns, but that's why art is so therapeutic for me.

Wendland Wag said...

I absolutely love this painting…love the concept…amazing!

Aw Shao said...

I love it.. Great work

Lina-Paola said...

a woman as a vessel is such an interesting idea! keep going with this idea, and you never know what else might come out of it! Details are also what makes the painting more enjoyable to look at, because thats where your eye spends the most time. As for the painting, I like what I'm seeing!