Vicky Barlow Artist
Good Morning! So here you have my most recent work in progress. The most current version will be at the bottom.
I started this as a test panel about 8"x10". At the time I thought I wanted to put colored glazes on "The Balladeer" (see "Gods and Men" link). I was going to do a test to see how the glazing process worked.
Once I created the test panel, I liked the composition so much that I stopped and started it as a full-scale painting.
Working title "The Dreamer."
Acrylic on Canvas
Largest size to date for me.
The source is a small bust created by my Mother when she was in art school. Photographed it from a number of different angles and created the composition in Photoshop.
Right now I am kind of conflicted about it. (Ver. 2). I really like the transparency and layered effect, but it is in the very beginning stages. I am concerned about overworking it, and losing the spontaneous feeling.
Time will tell.
The new diagonal from upper left to mid-right is an example of synchronicity. I used a used canvas. If you look at Version 1, you can see the ghost of the diagonal showing through. I did not see it until I stopped working on Version 1. Then, all of a sudden, there it was! Blam! I had to put it in and keep it in. It will add another dimension and another layer.