The painting process is unbelievable. It's like my materials and I are communing, connected, evolving. While the process is certainly fulfilling, if I want this piece to go into the class gallery show, I have to turn it in next Thursday so that it will be ready to be hung. I'm unsure if I can finish and I don't want to present something half baked, but a classmate in my drawing class pursuaded me to put it up even if it's unfinished. So that's my plan. I will finish.
The painting rested in my window sill today...the daylight showing through exposing the layers. I thought she looked ready for a brief showing, even with a lot of work ahead.