head spinning.... lots going on, deadlines looming, toiling away on the hair embroidery all day yesterday, trying to get more subtlety in the clouds.
Ripped out the diagonal lines on the lower left near the horizon (for the second time), will be stippling there instead for more subtlety. Clouds are nearing completion, after a few more additions, I will just need to work on some darker value in the lips, and then will be ready for framing and photos, then The Big Mailing can happen.
The in-progress sketch for the new painting is here (the bottom quarter of it, anyway),
there will be more people in extreme foreground lower right, I am gathering that info now.
I am mostly doing reading research on class in America and celebrity worship for this painting the last few days.
This coming weekend is the Southeast Fiberarts conference in Raleigh, excited to pick up my Miami friend Pip from the airport on Thursday and spend a day with her before we both head to UNC Raleigh for the conference.