Despite having carried around an extremely painful shoulder for nearly a month now, I decided to try and paint nonetheless…

detail #01

I had already prepared a mixed media base that I could work on.

detail #02

I knew I wanted to paint a woman. But the theme was still a question…until yesterday.

detail #03

I was playing around with a tarot deck and pondered on card #9, the Hermit. A card that sends your search inward while allowing your inner strenght and wisdom shine outward. What a fascinating theme…

Initial sketch on background

Fingers crossed the shoulder will calm down soon, for these few hours have been so lovely…no matter how long you’ve painted, to see a painting grow under your brush strokes, remains a fascinating and spellbinding process. And I simply can’t wait to see where this lady’s going…