Two more hours

posted in: Surrender, Work in progress | 6

I squeezed in two more hours today. I wanted more of a tonal difference between the mother and baby, so I adjusted the colors of the clothing. Then I finished putting in the arms. I wanted them to be rather vague, sketchy, and somewhat translucent.

Now I have the dilemma of what the baby is laying on and what is in the background. I don’t know why, but backgrounds are boring to me, so I always forget to consider them until the main image is finished. I know my art teachers would lecture me for doing this.

I imported the image into Photoshop Elements so I could audition various colors. I didn’t like any of them! Back to the drawing board bright and early tomorrow morning.

6 Responses

  1. Joan

    Oh, Maria, seeing the arms gives me chills and brings tears to my eyes, especially based on what you and your family are going through. It’s beautiful and so moving. I think it could bring comfort to a lot of people.

  2. BJ

    I see the baby on a quilt. This is so wonderful. You are so gifted. Thanks for sharing it as you work on it as I love to see the process.

  3. Sharon Driver

    You’ve captured so much with this work….really touches the heart