My week, personally, has been slow. I developed a neck cramp that brought my productivity to a dead halt. You never realize how important those muscles that hold up the most important organ in your body are until they stop working or cause you so much pain you just can't function. I've done the very minimum possible this whole workweek with agony. Even after two trips to the massage therapist, lots of anti-inflammatories, and heat and ice packs, the spasms continue.
I managed to make progress on only one painting. So I will share it with you from its inception (which was more than a year ago) to its current incarnation. This painting, which will become a set and possibly another series, follows the musical theme paintings I've done before. I usually do them with treble and bass clefs covered in vines and berries and flowers. This time, I thought I'd add a little more sinister but beautiful nature to the design. The snake design came first. I sketched this some time ago. It was sort of a snake/serpent/dragon concept.
Here is what the first sketch looked like: