Monday, April 8, 2013


The last time I showed a shot of this painting, it looked like this:

I've spent the last few days ripping into the face, among other things. It's not a pretty process but, then again, when is it?


In that last shot I've killed the elusive something I had in the one previous - but it's good to have solid work getting done, and the beauty and joy of oil painting is that I can come back into this in a couple of days and work into the foundation I've laid. I'll spend the time it takes for this to dry working on the other parts of the painting and cataloging the face's flaws for the next pass.

Also, the title has changed from 'Precious Burdens', which was very on-the-nose, to 'The Messenger'.

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