I remember saying quite a while back that I would try to post some Work In Progress shots. And in typical form, after starting this painting I forgot to keep taking photographs. But here is a photo that I did remember to take.
I am painting this oil paint on linen canvas, 24 x 20 (I could be wrong about size). I’ve started with a burnt umber wash for the underpainting using odorless mineral spirits. The next layers will be done using a walnut oil and OMS mix. I know what I want in my head and usually I get there but I do sometimes walk down other pathways that open up along the way.
By the way, as you can see (for those that have been here before), I have a new site. I just thought it would be good to have a change. Please let me know if I’ve made any awful errors – I did change things quite quickly. I remember thinking ‘This is going a little bit too smoothly. I’ve probably spelt my name wrong or some other glaring mistake’.
Anyway, thank you for having a look. I will try to remember to get more photos along the way as this work progresses.