Stately like an Olive Tree

Last week, in Yet Mercy Intervened wips, we focused on the background:

This week, we’ll go through more wips of the background–starting first with the olive trees framing the border:

Next, the shaping of the Lily of the Valley’s that line the top frame:

Then adding color to the flowers while interlacing them with the sweeping flight of the doves:

Lastly a recap of how the picture is shaping up:2017-06-30 (5)

Next week, we’ll begin to wrap up these wips–See ya then!

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Gaze into the Mirror

Last week, in Yet Mercy Intervened wips, we focussed on wips of Love, as shown below.

Love stands, holding a cloth but why? Grace kneels down, casting a caring gaze but for whom? Justice comes from the right, holding scales, with a ruler to strike down justified judgment, but for what? In the way, Mercy hovers, intervening, but for whom? Today, we explore wips of the last character in the picture, us.

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Disheveled, head downcast, life often finds us in the fetal position, for we are not perfect:

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We have made so many mistakes–nothing we could do would or could fix it. This often leaves us on the floor, broken, and immersed within the red:

Yet the debt is still owed, somebody must pay, Justice is coming to collect:

 

For Justice demands recompense, the scales must be satiated:

Just like his locks, Justice descends and will not be stopped:

So who will pay the debt?

Lastly, as we gaze in the mirror, let’s take one more look at the stage and its characters:

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Next week we’ll go through the wips of the background got put together–See ya next time!

A Love to Cover All

Last week in Yet Mercy Intervened wips, we focused on Grace and her flowing locks. Now we will turn back to Love. We left her in her stern stone Weeping angel form–Let’s fix that:

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First, to add details to the cloth she is holding and put warm colors back into her face:

 

Next, details for the eyebrows and lips:

 

Lastly, adding a few details to her dress:

 

Next week, we’ll continue with wips of Love–See you then!