The first painting I have done on canvas since I left art college….in fact this was a canvas from back then! My Mum liked it so much she had it on her wall for years!
But those ladies are no more, something else has grown over them!
This was a real birth of a rock baby.
But wonderful! I felt like I was really working again and these mediums of homemade charcoal, local soil pigments and linseed oil intrigue and delight me. I am going to research more organic colour pigments too, instead of using acrylic. It just feels not quite right somehow!
I felt exhausted for days after completing her….although I do not think this painting will ever be complete…it just kept calling for more and more layers of life and lichen….could go on forever! Perhaps I might keep her and do just that this year!? Every now and again just add a wee bit more!? Until she finds a new home?