After ruining two paintings in one week (the collage under this being the second), I had an epiphany. In Chapter 5, the Princess climbs to the top of the mountain to get a clear view of the landscape. However, she realises that she cannot, on her own, ever get to the bottom of it. I decided to paint that.
Gouache and glossy magazine paper on cardboard.
The original painting was way darker and somewhat grotesque. I had to cover it up. I felt ill looking at it. It took me a week but I managed to unburden it with lighter colours. Can you can feel how heavy it is? That was my point of conflict. This is angst. x SB
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