So I played with the background for an hour or so before I went to class. My pallet knife called to me. The buildings began to appear from my knife. I'm liking the look.
I really didn't know what I wanted to do with the lovers colour wise, so left that part for class with Nina. She advised me to use shades of Naples yellow, mixed mauve and just get the shading right on their bodies. Working on colour later. That's what I did. The lights and darks are there now. What will come as far as colours? I have a little bit of a clue, however, I will allow my hand and brush to decide. Here is the latest bit of progress.
"The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure; it's a little like making love, the physical act of love." ~ Francis Bacon
PS: Here's what I think I'm going to do with Ganesh. I put the original art work back in. I like the look better ... more balance of intensity. Still has to be imbeded in wax.