with loose washy strokes of diluted oil paint, over a canvas
panel pre-toned a cold turquoise blue . The main goal here
was capturing the telling attitudes and gestures of the "actors"
and arranging the shapes of the composition effectively.
added--the snake's gesture has been sharpened, and a bit
of anatomy built up in the figures. The tree structure is
vague, and the color and tonal scheme is still undecided.
contrast heightened to focus attention on the characters,
especially Eve and the Snake. I've adjusted details of acting,
anatomy and pose; the snake's hands and body, Adam's right
arm, Eve's face and hands, and I've repositioned Eve's legs
slightly. The structure of the tree is better. One more good
painting session may finish this piece--it needs a final pass
to harmonize tones and color, and add subtle finishing details.
Above are snapshots of this fantasy image in progress--I need another session or two to finish it, I'll post them as I proceed.