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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Baba Yaga - WIP (more color)

Previous WIP posts are here and here.

After working a bit more on the Chinese-white coated versions, I have abandoned them - too heavy of a coating made all the subsequent layers chalky and blotchy-

So I started yet *another* one on hot press, with a much lighter initial coat of Chinese white -

(ah - the misleading nature of photo-flash...) - Here is the new one - which does look more 'done' in person- although I still have about 25% left to go...

And this one is direct painting onto hot press - which after another 25% I will then go on to the oil-wash stage.

I hope to be able to make more progress on her variations, but the next 4 fairy-horse books start up shortly and I also need to do some serious work on the IMC sketch.

I also will be off line and not working much for the next little while (I go in to have some surgery tomorrow morning). See you when I am once again coherent.

13 comments:

ruthie said...

there is never enough time!! hope its nothing too serious & that all goes well with your surgery x

Jessie Lilac said...

It's great to see your progress with these! Good luck with your surgery, I hope it's nothing too worrying.x

Jennifer Rose said...

hope the surgery is not anything serious!

I love seeing how different the variations are. its neat to see the difference between them :)

Vickie said...

Love the seeing the different versions. it's always interesting to see your work. My continued prayers for a fast recovery from your surgery. Take easy and rest while you can.

Rebecca Bush said...

Take care, Tara! I always find that recovery from the anesthesia is the worst part! :)
Sending healing energy....

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Homeopathic Arnica before and after( for a few days) the surgery can speed healing tremendously. WIPs are SO interesting!

Karen said...

Loving watching you do this! :)
Hope you have a speedy recovery from your surgery. Rest and take things easy ;) x

tlawwife said...

As a non-artist this looks and sounds like a LOT of work.

Hope the surgery goes well.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Best wishes on your surgery. It's always a teensy bit scary even if you know it's 'nothing'.

Enjoy the rest!

Wendy Edelson said...

the last Baba is my favorite....so far.
Missed this blogpost and have really missed you on Twitter, now I know why you haven't been there. Prayers & best wishes for a speedy & complete recovery!!!!

Michelle Palmer said...

Hope you are well! Happy Mother's Day~
:) Michelle

Maddy said...

Ooo it almost glows!

Peter Breese said...

Very nice!