Monday, 22 November 2010
|Detail of Aloe|
This is the almost there stage. I'm still working on the Aloe but the stones and earth in the pots are almost finished. I'll let the those areas dry while I build up the bowls next. It really is a case of looking and looking. I'm still not happy with the quality of the surface of the Aloe yet. It isn't glossy and it isn't matt. I really don't feel I've captured the watery fulness, if that's they way to describe it. Sometimes the light falls onto it and there's a translucency that needs expressing.
I need to bring the bowls up to the same level before I have another look at the Aloe and I'll make a start by having another look at the green bowl.
I wish I could say that the mind has been still during this painting, but it hasn't, there has been so much noise there.