Had a major session with this image yesterday, had not worked on it in months. I could finally see her again. I love the image, a sort of Medusa, with the floating hair, and that expression that I love, the looking and the truth of that ray of light crossing her chest, straight over her heart. But somehow it had been difficult for me to achieve that stepping forward motion, that stepping up thing. As always, painting, the best painting, always illustrates real life and so it is again that my mind can learn from my own hand things it knew but did not know it knew...
Give me a minute please to boil myself down to a single descriptive sentence...I am still working on this!