This week the cenote was finally “finished.”
It was this...
... and then I took turpentine and “erased” the tree, and left reality behind entirely, and eventually it ended up like this:
... and really, I am calling it. It all looks kind of gaping and hairy now. Kind of ... evocative. I don’t know where that’s coming from. I forgot the combination of colors I used to mix the blue-green for the water, and that was my favorite part. Now it’s green. Bleh. I want to burn this one.
This where it started. Note there is no hairy gaping void in the original.
On the other hand, the project where I have an end game and a step-by-step guide of how to get there, went from this ...
.. to this:
I’m supposed to add more details to the bowl and get it really exact, but you know what? I like that bowl exactly how it is and I’m done. (Click to increase to see the glory of the bowl.) I’m not doing anything else to this. I really like two thirds of this and I’m stopping. It’s supposed to be as exact as the one below, but no. Not going there.
I don’t know what the next thing is from the book, but the next big project is a black and white version of the crypts in New Orleans that will be tinted like the original set of teacups. Enough with the loose. Back to the painstaking and layers upon layers.