many steps

the evolution of my "Stan" painting (see posts below):

activating the surface on top 
of the charcoal drawing

mark making starts, 
absolutely NO BLENDING

below is where i was at the end of day two, 
after more or less 14 hours of painting.
this is where i would have quitted without 
Dee's firm/gentle guidance.
She wasn't "seduced" by him yet as she said... 
i had no choice but to push on. 

and done... 
after about 20 hours of painting, 
many minutes changes, big sighs and small marks...

i never knew i could go that far with a painting...

i am "seduced"! 


  1. I would say it is pretty amazing. I think you really challenged yourself with the subject that you chose. Bravo.