Had a class this morning. Worked on an old temple and some trees.
Saturday was filled with menial and administrative tasks. Worked on existing paintings on Sunday. Painted over some parts of Ilion, I forgot to include two characters and I had to make room for them. Painted a layer on the larp portrait and Anton.
Painted a crown on Louis IX, still to be corrected and enhanced with gemstones and such. Plus some corrections on the face.
Brought the faceless J of C home to add the halo. Oscar wasn’t dry yet so no work done on him. No work done on Animo Inquieto either. Started two small (25×30) paintings. I am keeping one as a surprise for later and the second one is based on an old picture of the Nemrut Dagi. Initial layer :
Worked on the B on Monday afternoon and evening. Running into the same issue with the eyes as with the small version. I think with some simple corrections it could be more or less acceptable. I keep in mind that the eyes of the portrait Rubens painted are also off. Not sure about the skin colour. I thought it would be a good idea to make him more tanned and/or Portuguese as his chroniclers describe him but now it looks like he’s just returned from partying in Ibiza with some good memories to cherish and we all know there is very little chance that the B went clubbing in Ibiza. I’ll leave it alone for a couple days and see wat happens.
Some time was also spent on reclaiming my Burgundian lands on Instagram. Here is the full version of a posted image of a Burgundian banquet, a drawing from a children’s book about the Bold, dating from the 1950ies. It doesn’t say who the artist is.
And a colour drawing/quick sketch of an old drawing of the B when he was 9 years old. The original by an anonymous artist supposedly dates from 1443 and is now in a museum in Arnhem.
Reading: not started on the Loo book yet. I am still reading a biography of Jan Six by Geert Mak, it’s quite entertaining. After that it is back to the B.
Spent some time researching a couple Babylonian dudes. Wondered if the Tower of Babel would be a good cake design.
Watched a couple episodes of various series such as The Arrow and Supernatural.