Smaller of the two canvases I stretched. So interesting how each layer of paint changes the painting. This layer I do not like much. Seems awkward and amateruish.
This layer I like much better. The shapes are getting settled. Getting the colors settled and the shapes delineated is both fun and hard sometimes. I like the colors. Daytime moon will be its name.
First layer of painting on the larger canvas. I am using a photo of me from 30 years ago holding the garden harvest. It is not a self-portrait. I simply like the idea of the woman holding the bounty and in a photo I have a model who will stand still for me. I just love doing first layers, sort of washes of color that drip and fade.
Second layer and things get less drippy and more defined. I am reminded by doing these two how much I love to paint. Now, I realize I did not buy enough stretchers. I want more canvases to work on.
Still playing with these hanging, turning things. They are hard for me, small motor skills are not my best. I get impatient.