Work in progress on the Witches Knickers picture. I took the sketches I already showed you, and arranged them into a pleasing composition. Part of me wanted to go for three witches as the classic ‘maiden, mother and crone’ combination of the very witchy Hecate, but in the end I just liked a crowd better as a composition, so this is Mother, Crone, and three would-be witches, probably on their maiden voyage in several senses.
It did occur to me that if I were to compose a picture of only pretty witches it might actually sell, because I am not sure anyone will want to buy a painting with a knickerless crone in it, but that would be boring, and not nearly so much fun, and there are plenty of pictures of pretty knickerless girls out there already.
So in the running, humour and art pipped symbolism to the post, and commercialism never even got off the starting blocks. I have to admit, I am not sure where I am going with the background and the colours, if these are going to feature at all, as I rather like the simplicity at the moment. One can over-plan things…
(click the pictures and you can see them larger in quite a bit of detail, apart from the out-of-focus one, sorry about that!)