Overworked

Not me – the piece – sometimes knowing when to stop is the key.  I was pleased with new textures applied to the previous image and retrospectively I tried to apply the same to this image but ultimately I overworked the face and the image became far too dark, on the plus side – i discovered that the blend of blue and brown inks on the hand produced some interesting shadow effects when used minimally – I may rework this piece from scratch or i may just move on..

Work in progress

My work seems to be swinging between figurative and abstract at the moment and I have no inclination to choose between the two, maybe the decision should be to allow what comes naturally for each piece. The image below is work in progress and as yet untitled.