I was so happy to find a way to rescue the canvas I ruined that I couldn't put it down. Because it is not my project to give away I didn't photograph each step, but I can give you a wrap up of the finishing process.
In this view the design has been colored and blended, and a layer of glaze has been added to give warmth and a unifying tone to the whole image.
And then because I am an absolute failure at working pale, I sponged some deeper richer colors around the edges to add depth.
I still want to add some flat back pearls as "blossoms" along the vine, but with the addition of lettering she is essentially finished. (The lettering is the only addition - she looks lighter because I photographed her in different light. And oh yeah... I fixed her crooked upper lip. I think...)
So of course, rather than moving on the the next UFO (UnFinished Object) I had to start another canvas. I HAD to -- this is an image and an invocation that I have been wrestling with for some time and it is more than time to let it out.
I am all for World Peace, but these days I will settle for a truer faith and a little inner peace.