Venus in the making

By way of getting a blog started, I have decided to post the snaps I took of Venus as it was going through the painting process. I always think I have got it sorted in my mind.. how it's all going to be .. and it hardly ever works like that. As you can see. 

Got the faces , and poses sorted...

couldn't decide right from the start what the lady behind should be wearing..was she a proper mermaid...or one that wore kind of hippy tops and had seaweed wrapped around her waist.. I thought it would all become clear... still, I was enjoying the golden bits against the green

The top was too noisy and had to go..an interesting mixture of reference pictures getting stuck to the painting.. some for colour, some design..and lots of great underwater photos. Gustav Klimt never had any of this kind of input..