I worked a lot y'day on this, little bitty things like changing the pathway to water, adding the manuscript and the hills, coating sky with gold wash, coating whole painting with clear gloss glaze. I love seeing the photo as I can see a couple of corrections. The backpack strap on the viewers left needs to be smaller and placed between her armpit and her chest. Maybe a few other puttery things and then more coats of glaze just to experiment with glaze.
Here is my take, yes she looks young but her hair is white. The houses behind her are all those houses she didn't buy in the past. Now she is headed toward her new home where she will paint and write and read. (Originally I intended her to be walking toward those houses but she turned herself around).
Still working on this shield. I cut some spirals out of bristol board and glued them on, then tore them off leaving a thin layer of paper. I then painted over that with the copper glaze. The shield looked not right to me on the plain copper canvas.
Now I think a darker edge and maybe it is finished.
It could be hung this way. What do you think?
I'm trying to finish various projects started months ago. Do you ever do that? Start an art or writing project and then put it aside and only return months later? Does it nag at you to see the unfinished work sitting there? Or are you okay with letting it simmer in its little nook.