The proportion of the head to the body was incorrect so I have enlarged it but I am struggling to get it correct.
I am wanting the head turned into the shoulder to give her a look of shyness. The curve of the spine was too low so I positioned it higher and flattened out the back and increased the size of the breast.
The arm is just suggested line as anything more and it will be a distraction from the form.
Having the head shortened to bring the face further into the shoulder works better. The line of the arm directs the viewers eye directly up to eye of the lady
The hair of the lady needs texture but adding too much will be distracting and too little will look flat. I solved this by adding in contrast then obliterating it with another layer of red paint which simplified it.
I finished the week by planning and building a canvas for another painting of the same size and style but in blue as a direct contrast to the warm red.
After a workshop on mono-printing with Sara Cooper at Navigator North, I was inspired to create mono prints and experiment with presentation. Rather than the usual technique I tend to use of getting an impression of the ink through drawing on the reverse of the paper I choose to draw directly into the ink.
I also happily came across a lot of floristry wire. so I happily played with form.
At this point in the project I am still researching the history of art and the female form as well as being heavily involved in the planning of our final exhibition.