Well, last night, I had a horrific headache and got rid of it taking Excedrin at bedtime.. .meaning.. I was up almost all night. And, for the first time ever, I got out of bed to paint! I started my new painting as a new "chapter" of my personal story so it won't be pretty. I will show this one in progress... always a scary thing to do. Sharon inspired me to paint without an initial sketch but to let the face emerge on it's own. Also, a recent painting she did had a lot of blue undertones in the skin and I was drawn to it over and over again. I carried this into my painting as I now realize the significance of the color, which I am not going to explain at this stage of the game. ;P
I took the first picture at about 1:30 this morning.... really bad lighting. I then started adding paper mache' strips of fabric and plaster. I will continue adding other textural layers for movement around the face.