seems i have unfinished business with the colour blue...
my "faith" piece features a soft grey-blue accent and that's the first colour i turned to when it came time to start colouring in some of my latest doodles
i even like how the old and the new look together - there is a sense of cohesion, that goes even beyond the colouring
painting this design sheet was a pain-staking procedure
my first try was too heavy-handed so i tried to lighten up the colours; delicacy as opposed to substance
leaving scratches of white here and there within the petal shapes helped a lot with that
experimenting with grey pearls and gold-toned ones
the struggle now is to extend the shapes, change them a bit - a lot more difficult than i thought
i've used half an eraser so far and all i have is the bit below to show for it
i feel lukewarm about it - it's ok, but not really what i'm looking for
so today i consoled myself with playing around with some of my bits and pieces...
i may not know exactly where i'm going with any of this but i don't really care so much right now - while i wait for some bright ideas i'm having a great time laying little bits of cloth alongside the painting
adding, taking away, layering
you know - even if i never did another thing with any of this, what i have right now would be enough