ok, I lied in my last post about what was coming next. I was inspired by this weeks and last weeks Let's Face It classes, taught by Jeanne-Marie Webb and Emma Petitt. Jeanne-Marie's class had me bringing out a reference image I had wanted to try anyway, of two women together, but to paint it in a loose, non-realistic way, with lots of mark-making and layers. and I wanted to incorporate Emmas large, figurative hands.
heres the initial reference photo that intrigued me;
I liked their stance and the hands.
and heres how my progress went;
"Sisters of the Autumn Wind"
Changes are happening. They are ending the busy time of harvest and entering a time of well-deserved rest, when they will go inward with love and self-care to develop a plan for the next season.
and this is how I'll be treating myself these next few months of transformation. I'm going from a full summer of growth; myself as well as my garden and the knowledge I obtained as my body grew stronger. I'm tired and struggling with some new health challenges, and some old symptoms have returned. I'm turning inward again as I have reached almost the end of harvest season. I'll be centering my focus back on the inner self. I was neglecting some important things as I tended the gardens and canned the resulting fruits of my labor in order to nourish me over the cold months. I hope I can learn to juggle these things a bit better in years to come, for next years garden is in planning stages, and it will be an exciting one to work on!
but for now, I'm still tending the last few fruits to ripen in this years beautiful garden.