I had spent a lot of time on a previous version, and even though it wasn't working, I kept at it since I had already invested so much time. No wonder I could never complete it...it didn't feel "right." I finally abandoned it, and began this more "wackadoo" version which fits me much better. I just spent about 1/2 hour going through my computer images, but I guess I never did take a picture of that first, realistic attempt. Check out my last image her, and you can see where I had drawn over the first picture (I actually painted white all over it in frustration, but you can still see the former outline.) I'm not sure if you can see it, but I put texture into that blanket to give it some fluffiness.
Okay, Phyllis. Thanks for hanging on so long!
My initial attempt, lines faintly visible under a white overcoat, and then the genesis of the final version.
Here is one of Phyllis' most recent paintings:
'Oblivious to Alien Fungi and The Storm, the Dung Beetle Soldiered On'.
Acrylic on Canvas. 18 x 24.