Meet the latest in my series of ‘Unsung Muses’. Not sure whether she is friendly or scary, but I'd definitely want her on my side! She’s not formally named yet and there may still be some changes, but for the moment, she is sat on my wall to be contemplated. You may be able to see some pins around the edges of the piece as I have been trying to block the hanging into a less wavy shape.
She has taken a long time to make, partly as I tried to make a darker figure on a lighter background – instinctively I want to make it the other way around, but I keep reading (a dangerous thing) that dark stands out better on a light background rather than the reverse. The background felt too weak, so got improved, several times, with inktense and with stitch. The breasts were too bright, so the colour got knocked back by adding some chiffon on top. The edges changed shape a couple of times.
This may tell you that I’m still a bit unsure of this piece. Therefore it is time to leave it alone and mull it over whilst I get on with the next one, which is well underway as it seemed more fun to start another piece than to battle on with something I was unsure on.