"Layover"

Today I searched Morguefile.com for some inspiration before deciding on a photo of two young women at the airport, sleeping on the floor.  The blue background really caught my eye....I do love blue, and lots of it!

I have some photos to share of my progress today.  Very excited about this 10x20" piece.  The initial photo that I used for inspiration although I loved the scene, was a little cluttered for me.  I prefer less in a composition than more and I'm really trying hard to simplify my paintings...focus on one subject rather than several.

I took these photos in one hour increments:

Photo I worked from.

Photo I worked from.

My sketch with a blue giant Sharpie marker

My sketch with a blue giant Sharpie marker

Starting on the paint application

Starting on the paint application

Working on her skin a bit...

Working on her skin a bit...

Five hours into the project...about half way through.

Five hours into the project...about half way through.

I plan to enter this piece into the MFA Fall Member Show which begins in two weeks.  Stay tuned for more updates on my progress.

As always, I appreciate you plugging along with me in my little country studio!