"the paper mausoleum" #496 verse:3
A china doll with missing eyes
lay naked in a box,
who am I to argue with
the gravity of clocks?
I stayed up 'til 3 working on it. This is the start. It's 30 x 40", on a deep stretcher. I stretched the canvas myself, and mixed some burned umber paint into the gesso to tint it. The lines for the arm, and the nose are all that you can see of that now.
Layer 3. So far, so good. I'll lighten the cheeks a bit on the next layer. The lips look better here than they do in real life.
Second layer on the cheeks. Looking better.
A few more small changes. Maybe now it's finished.