A beautiful body

Painting woman is my favourite thing in all the world.  I love the shape of the body, I love the beauty in the face and I love trying to capture an expression so one can hold on to it forever.

This past two weeks I wanted to focus on more than only the face.  I found a wonderful reference photo for a full body painting and I jumped into putting her onto canvas.  But, the more I painted, the more I doubted myself.  She wasn’t what I wanted, I didn’t know what to do with the background; she just didn’t speak to me.

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Full body study

I have this habit of not being able to move on with a new painting until the last one is completed.  This painting just did not want to work, so I took the advice of my dear husband and moved her to the side.  Will I change her?  I am not sure.  Maybe I will just start over with her.  Let’s see…

After wrestling my way with the full body work I was able to set her aside and move onto something else.  The “Mysterious Woman”  just flowed out of my paint brush.

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Mysterious Woman

Sometimes one just has to let go of an idea or of a preconceived notion so one can move on to greater things!

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