Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saint Who

Here is some progress on Sarah the Black, more commonly known as Saint Sarah the Egyptian. The first layer was a creepy image to wake up to unexpectedly, said my favorite critic.  I am glad the second layer looks less like Wilt Chamberlin, according to aforementioned critic, although I am convinced some Wanda Sikes has crept into the second layer. As for the third layer, the beloved critic invoked everything from the Bride of Dracula to Frida Kahlo (sans famous eyebrow). There is still a lot of work to do on this one.

Fourth layer: my greatest critic asked for more shadowing. I took some risks and I really like the affect. Now she does not resemble Wilt, Wanda, or Frida. Sunday was my first frenzied painting day in a long time.

My partner Don and I took turns gilding and it was difficult but rewarding.