04 June, 2014

WIP Wednesday 3

Here is the painting I've been working on lately, I blogged about it here-
I wanted to explore the idea of sadness and longing for something; I also wanted to include poetry or writing in the piece. Someone had recently posted a quote by Maya Angelou (after her passing) which really made sense and struck a cord with me so I added it to the painting. 
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
The idea was also to have the women either standing behind a window, maybe stained glass or a type of gate-the window or gate would represent a "barrier" or "hinderance" for these women.
I made some sketches in my journal.

I still wasn't happy- I saw this beautiful photograph of a rusted gate and decided to incorporate it in the painting.
I drew the design in pencil on tracing paper and then transferred it onto the canvas.
 Here it is-still lots more to do...
Bye for now.


  1. Thanks Pete! Hopefully I'll be able to work on it some more and then post an update next Wednesday.
    Take care,