I began the well painting on rice paper on March first or so. Here is a first draft with overuse of spirals methinks. Some were cut out of paper and glued on and others were stenciled.
Later I divided the painting into formal areas. In my mind, the well is at the bottom with leaves floating on top. The rice paper is surprisingly willing to accept any number of layers of paint, but not as workable as a stretched canvas. I am the kind of painter who needs to revise endlessly.
Here is the painting around mid-month. Those are three poppy leaves at the top.
Recently I added an arched top. The section above the well is not working. Last night I painted it a deep purple which I will modify with paint today. I will tear off the white area at the top but am leaving it for now as I can use it to clip the painting to a wall so I can see it upright. When I paint, it is on a table.
The painting is 22 by 34. My next challenge is to figure out how to hang it. Often I use large sheets of purchased handmade paper to hang my paper paintings. However, this is too large for that. Eventually I hope to have a number of works on the well theme and have an exhibit. Most likely in my own home.