Continuing the Journey

Adding layers of color and some glazes, I wanted to get the feeling of the circle back as well as the feeling of a spiritual circle around the bird. The person's face receded behind a veil as the bird came forward.

The cedar is real bark; the veil is a piece of fabric. They were applied with diluted matte medium. Since the canvas will not be framed, I continued the painting on the edges, including the circles that wrapped over the edges. There is also a soft rain of color.

The cedar is real bark; the veil is a piece of fabric. They were applied with diluted matte medium. Since the canvas will not be framed, I continued the painting on the edges, including the circles that wrapped over the edges. There is also a soft rain of color.

Time for the chalk again to see how to bring back the circle and balance the cool and warm colors

Time for the chalk again to see how to bring back the circle and balance the cool and warm colors

After stepping away for a week, I looked at the chalk marks and proceeded. The dark color encircled me again and I missed the pottery so brought it back out. The blue circle is more opaque because the right side seems more grounded in reality and the left side more spiritual.  Now it is time to step away again and feel and see where I am in the journey

After stepping away for a week, I looked at the chalk marks and proceeded. The dark color encircled me again and I missed the pottery so brought it back out. The blue circle is more opaque because the right side seems more grounded in reality and the left side more spiritual.

Now it is time to step away again and feel and see where I am in the journey

Bonnie Rabert