Monday, March 22, 2010

WIP (work in progress) The Potter

This was the start of my new painting "The Potter" today. Just the basic rough shadows in this photo. I wasn't sure how to proceed. I knew how I wanted her to look, but didn't really know how to get it on the canvas.
"The Potter" 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic finished
I finished her this afternoon. I wanted some colour in an otherwise very muted piece. In keeping with the series I'm doing of women working at everyday tasks she is painting some jugs. I wanted her to be working alone. One person told me today that she imagined my woman working into the late hours of the night while the family was sleeping, getting her wares ready to sell at the market. I like that notion. You will find this piece listed on Ebay here


Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I love your new series! This one is gorgeous, love the play of light and shadow. Very dramatic.

Marlene said...

Southie, I really, really love this piece.

Crafty Sue said...

Leola, your new series is beautiful and interesting. You have done an excellent job on this one, I love the shadows and light.