I finally finished my piece that depicts an Ecuadorean weaver.
Last week Rayna showed her process on a piece she was working on and suggested that others talk about and show some of the process of putting a piece of art together. So I will try to retrace some of the steps involved in this piece.
I have a number of photos of weavers from Otavalo in Ecuador that I have taken over the years. Here are a couple.
I made a sketch based roughly on the photo on the right. I decided I did not want her to look photographic or quite so specific.
I had been looking at a book my son-in-law gave me of paintings by an Ecuadorean artist named Eduardo Kingman and I liked the strength and simplicity of his work.
I did another sketch of a simpler, more iconic face and knew that was more the direction I wanted to go.
Tomorrow I will talk more about getting the image to cloth.