bending backwards

Awkward and ill proportioned, to be sure, but it’s a start!

I priced out a set of 4 24 inch square deep cradled panels, which are a bit pricey but I don’t have to frame later.  Framing becomes optional, which is lovely.  I love the idea of making a very accurate pencil sketch of this photo of Ursula, but I don’t want the panels to ultimately be precise photo realistic drawings.  I’m still trying to figure out how to render the figure and yet make it modern.  Modern, but timeless.  Thinking about incorporating patterns.  Perhaps books on Indian Art would be a place to start?  I love Islamic tile patterns but they don’t fit the theme so well.  The other idea is to collage layers of meaning and visual interest.  To imply the depths of the yoga practice, what it reveals and how it transforms.  Perhaps this is better.  Easier to collage onto a panel than onto canvas, as well.