That’s what I got finished last night. About 4 hours of work there, plus the 4 from a few nights ago. Work is a very bad word for it though, play, joy, ecstasy even. I have so much fun, I crank up the music and tune out the world.
Anyway, look how small a width that lion is fit into! That has been one of the big challenges of doing this tarot, always fitting compositions into a tall slender area. The more elements there are the more difficult it gets.
It’s probably hard to see here but I exaggerated the 3 additional eyes because if I made them as small as the original eye his face would just look dimpled. I must say, I like it. I can’t wait to paint it. I have been trying really hard to give up on realism, to just go with the flow of the image, I really do like art like that better, it has more heart and soul to me.
So that’s Michael. I have to resist the urge to give him a sword, but the feathers are almost interchangeable to me, with their dual nature, shape, and affinity for Air.
Good news! I looked out on the porch last night and what did I see? The opossum had returned!!!! He’s alive! I don’t know where he’s been, but he is back! SOooo happy to see the little guy. I tried to snap a picture but they were coming out too dark to see much without the flash so I went and found a picture of one that looks like him (or her).
And, I’m going to the dentist today :0