Anyway, I try to do as much prep work as possible until I get bored and just want to start painting. I have to say working in natural light makes the colors and harmonies about a million times more easy. The last one was a bit of a nocturne and I had to conceptualize a lot.
Preparatory drawing of work
As far as the story behind the work, it's really about relationships. The young confident girl represent me and Kate is represented by the chiseled man with the twirly mustache. Kate is leading me through the woods and showing me how to cap forest creatures. The piece is also about identity, existentialism, meta-cognition, and using thesaurus's.
Welp, here is some other stuff I finished below as well for the Uncanny show and also a commission.