Its been a rainy Thanksgiving so far. Plenty of chance for me to work on my painting! Though today I was able to go out for a walk before it started raining again. I wore my poncho just in case!

This painting is changing before my eyes. I am really uncertain what I will call it. How the pillow or rock/Mayan Calendar (!!) turns out will affect it quite a bit, of that I am certain.

Legs Like Vines, painting in progress by Bea Garth copyright 2016

Legs Like Vines, painting in progress by Bea Garth copyright 2016

I still have to work on the male figure quite a bit, it needs the definition shadows bring. I also need to finish the edging around the carpet.

And yes I do like the carpet. The rectangles and triangles are subtle but effective. They echo the Calendar symbology nicely.

This piece is kind of blowing my mind, such as it is. Not at all what I expected! But that is the fun of painting for me–I let my unconscious come through and have free reign.

I had a dream last night that suggested I put in roots around in the blue area, but today am uncertain that would be right for this painting. Maybe the next one? Might be too busy and unnecessary. However I will play around with it and see if it could work or not…