Today I did some major glazing, that gorgeous glossy unifying sheen, that deepening of tone, I just love it. I started this after listening to a friend of mine talk about an artist friend who glazed a Caravaggio inspired image and how the glaze brought the image to life...and so I have gone ahead and done some glazing myself and I am quite happy. There are some areas I am still having trouble with: I started a sort of swirl just below the top that doesn't quite read yet, still working on tthat. But the wateriness of the light play on the skin is everything I have been hoping to achieve, so one should focus on tthe important victories, and not fuss, or fuss tomorrow, at least. Now I want to start another 50x50 cm square, this one includes the head, though fairly hidden under some hair, with a big slash of light across the chest, maybe a flash of inspiration to the heart, while we are on the road of anatomical analogies... I already have her mapped out on the canvas...
Give me a minute please to boil myself down to a single descriptive sentence...I am still working on this!