I have included a few photo of my process while working on the lotus dancers paintings.
I started with the background and then added the dancers. I was focused on aligning the ‘ohm’ symbol in the lotus flowers and the centers of the dancers.
I then added the transitions or connection between the dancers and the lotus flowers.
I enjoyed how the wind between the petals and the veil on the figure turned out on this panel.
This was the old set of 3 I did in 2009.
When I painted the first set I painted them from top down. As you may have noticed as a result the dancers feet are at the absolute bottom of the canvases. I was still generating and playing with the imagery and repainted over them a few times to get to where I wanted them. Using oils helped this process since the paint dries very slowly and blends very well.Share on Facebook