|Winter Solstice Time, December 19, 2010, acrylic wash, with monotype, sumi paper on canvas 40 x 16 inches|
|Starting point on November 6, 2010|
|Stage 2, 11/28/2010|
|Detail from 11/28/2010|
|Stage 3 on 12/11/2010|
|Detail from 12/11/2010|
If anything, I'm persistent...in spite of FMS flare-ups that have been troublesome for several weeks now, I've pulled it together enough to keep painting even when I have disasters like today when I spilled my water jar full of blue water and it soaked poor Max while he was napping! (He's already forgiven me, we took a long walk around the acre after he dried off for a good sniff around.) My hands are not cooperating as well lately. There are lots of layers, and lots of doubts about where I was going with this (did I really want to cover all that up?) Well, it's done what I've wanted to do, I kept it simple and pale like the slice of the sky that is turquoise in the late afternoon on a winter day. I love the subtle details that are happening, the glow of the warm tones underneath showing through. Pretty stuff.