I'm currently working on a piece reminiscent of a classic 'Odalisque" painting, but with a whimsical, dreamy setting. My female figure is reclining on a 'couch' made of bubbles. My problem is, I'm having trouble making these bubbles transfer from mental image to painted form. I sketched them very loosely in my paper/pencil studies, and figured they would make the move to paint with no problems. But there are. They look static, and become a muddy mess when I try to create any kind of layering. Its becoming very frustrating
Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!