So, this painting has gone through a lot. I haven't posted it for a while and if you scroll down to the last image of it, you'll see the difference. Not only did the painting itself progress, but the canvas size was altered. I felt that there was too much empty space surrounding the figure and that it seemed like filler, so I lopped off a few inches on the right and left sides, a good choice in my opinion. The painting isn't quite done yet. I had this project put on display at the Museum of WI Art for a while and it caused me to pause the project for that time.
And what a thing it is: to physically be restrained from finishing a painting for months and then go back to it. I feel like I'm a different person since when I last painted on this, so now what? I want to breathe a different sense of life into it, but do you do that when it is already so far along? I will. I feel braver and I can see how the changes might happen. Thank God Carol is patient.