The seventh and last session for this painting. It has taken me much longer that I was expecting and even still, there are passages I feel were rushed. Mostly within the complexity of the celtic designs is where I should have slowed down more and take longer to observer as carefully as possible. Like a lot of artist I have a tendency to dabble, as in brushing the canvas with paint while without thought. Careful and considered placement of brushstrokes has always improved my paintings, but old habits are hard to break.
But don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with the overall outcome of this painting. The overall values are very closed to how I imagined. I like it dark, and I’m not afraid to hide most of the painting in shadow, there is a mystery that I’m chasing.