It’s been a wild ride painting this most recent painting. Several times I wondered if I’d ruined her, if I should’ve just left it alone at some previous version. But I’d paint, then listen, then paint, then listen, and now I’m just so pleased with this final iteration. She needed to be seen as though through water, sometimes half hidden, only appearing at the edge of consciousness. I know what’s behind it all, and for me, it gives added meaning.
Here is the process, including some of the paintings I posted last week.