Work begins on the new commission Dream of the Dragonfly (even though Garden Diva is not quite finished. I’m waiting on the hanging hardware to arrive. Long story). I started a watercolor sketch, which has given me several thoughts on exactly what I don’t want to do :(
At any rate, the basic idea is good, I like the sky and the background mountains. The bluff in front of the mountains is way dark, but since I painted that at 10:00 last night and have had the flu, I’m going to cut myself a break. It is just the preliminary sketch, after all.
I hope to translate the watercolor abstract quality of the sky to the smalti. How successful I will be with that…..well, what would life be without a little mystery?