painting in progress

This is my latest painting. I’m not sure whether I’ve finished it yet. At the moment I feel that it’s lacking something so I’ve put it aside for a while to see what I think in a week or two.

I tried to take some close-ups of detail not visible here but couldn’t get a clear enough photo.
I have scripture etched around the rim of the clock-face and the woman is wearing engraved jewellery on her wrist and hand.

This painting is an update of the picture below that I included in an earlier post. The only things I kept from that earlier painting are the woman’s face and the clock.


3 Responses to “painting in progress”

  1. 1 Chris Strom
    July 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I like both and hope you haven’t covered up the earlier one which I think I slightly prefer. The body hanging from the cross and the tomb, right? Mary/Rahab/Mary Magdalene?
    Sometimes it’s better to paint a new ptg of the same thing than alter one that already works well.

  2. July 18, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Hi Chris,
    the earlier version has been painted over. It probably looked far better in the photo than it did on the canvas. I kept the parts that I was happy with

  3. July 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

    A shopkeeper asked me for 4 paintings she would display in her shop. I had room for a fifth one so threw in a spare. That was the one she immediately chose as her favourite. You simply can’t tell what people will like and what they will reject. “There is no accounting for taste.”

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