Not every painting I start ends up to my satisfaction. I worked on this one too long. It had a good start and then I began the struggle. The background didn't work and after I finished that, I realized that the story was not being told, since I had not included her hand in the finished painting. The next day, after trying to forget how many hours I had worked on it, I covered it with black gesso and started a new painting and a new pose.
|what happened to her hand?|