Madonna Gets a Dye Job

I’m still working on my very first painting. I should probably call it Gustav Klimt Mother and Child Evolution.
gustav klimt's mother and child rendition -- the mother
gustav klimt's mother and child rendition -- the child

rendition of gustav klimt's mother and child

Rendition of Gustav Klimt’s Mother and Child

I keep changing it. Hopefully it’s moving towards a final resolution, but who knows?

Shortly after I started it, I took a painting detour, painting a milk can for my in-laws. Madonna sat above our piano with her child for months (a year?). No one commented about it being unfinished.
gustave klimt mother and clhild rendition unfinished

That gave me the idea to start a bunch of paintings and hang them unfinished. I haven’t gotten around to hanging them, so right now they’re just propped up wherever. I did find this one spot with an empty picture hanger, where Madonna is getting the spotlight. For now.  (The framed print next to it is also transitioning).
rendition of gustav klimt's mother and child

I like having art in various stages that I can pick up whenever the mood strikes me. Currently I’m painting at my dining room table. My former creative space (which was only makeshift and temporary to begin with) is undergoing renovations:

art space under construction

yes, that is a toilet

Fortunately the dining table is made of glass, so clean up is easy. But our dining room chairs are upholstered parsons chairs. Good thing I’m a neat painter and the fabric is a print.

The dining room is in a central location, open to the kitchen and living room, so my unfinished work is always beckoning. While waiting for eggs to boil, I was inspired to start painting this:
Picasso Tete d'une Femme Lisant (Head of a Woman Reading) sketch

I was very late making my egg salad. At least I got some painting done.

Picasso Tete d'une Femme Lisant (Head of a Woman Reading) rendition

Rendition of Picasso’s Tete d’une Femme Lisant (Head of a Woman Reading)

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