Sarasvati begins


And, unlike Batman(the king of gloom and dissatisfaction), she’s not only happy, she’s inspired, inspiring and eloquent.

I spent the afternoon sketching swans, listening to Suzanne Vega and Andre Feriante(he’s got a big valentines concert coming up at Benaroya hall for all you Seattle folks), sipping tea, blogging, pondering answers to ponderous questions and evaluating my neck(it’s a bit sore, but I was able to do most of my chi gong exercises).

It was high time to throw some paint on the canvas, so I roughed in the background.

I wish I had a couple or ten more hours to work on it, but I’ve got to start getting ready for work.

Ah well. It’s a good start.

4 Responses to “Sarasvati begins”

  1. Azra Says:

    OOooo…looks like a great start so far!

  2. Zan Says:

    I can’t wait to do her rainbow tights!

    Tho, I’ll have to, ’cause they’re prolly one of the last details, along with her jewelry and tresses.


    But, really, I’m looking forward to it all… Not sure how I’m going to make the swan look feathery. I don’t think I’ve done a painting with that much white bird in it!


  3. Azra Says:

    Again, I say: OOooOOO! That’ll look great!

    One my instructors always had this to say about white in paintings: it usually isn’t. You can try using some hints of the background colors in the shadows, as well as the colors off Sarasvati’s clothing.

    You’ll get it – I know you will! :-)

  4. Zan Says:

    Thanks, those are excellent hints! It’ll be fun to play off the snow on the mountains, too.

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