Here's a WiP of my current project: Satojen Merien Näkijä.
This song...is probably one of the most beautiful songs I've ever happened across. From the first moment I listened to it I wanted to draw it, hang whatever else I was working on at the time.
Not only did it demand to be drawn, it wanted to be painted...which gave me an excuse to break out the oil paints. Something I've not done in a long time, and something I've missed doing. Now that we're in a house, I actually have the space for it.
One of the first things I saw in this song was Ged from Earthsea, sailing across the world on his boat with eyes. Alone with nothing but the sound of waves, and cold, and night. Ice and salt. The woman is meant to be made of ice, a strange sculpture in the middle of an ocean.
For this I'm working on a black gesso background, under-painting with white, which I've never done before but quite like the effect. It will have a bit more color when it's done, but not much. It's supposed to feel clear and cold and a bit distant...like the music, reaching out toward something you can't quite grasp.