I hadn't originally planned on the brown ink wash over the tree. I wanted it to be just drawing. But the tree didn't have enough 'weight' so I took a chance with the wash. I am glad I did. I want it to have a feeling of looming over her small figure.
(It looks yellow because of the light when I took the photo.)
The next day I really felt the need to have some kind of 'overview' of what is happening with the new work. How is my older work that I have already finished to fit in with the new? Which of my finished paintings are part of the new series, and which aren't? I brought a few works that were in my last group show out of the house and into the studio trying to see what fit.
This is what I ended up with. Some of the paintings are finished, quite a few aren't. My experiments and beginnings are in there too. Also a book on Moreau, as I feel a few of his paintings have a message for me right now.
There were two finished paintings that I haven't shown, and four unfinished that don't fit in. Two of these I may finish, the other two I will discard.