A quick one before I go back to painting. I spent too much time on researching badgers today.
Here are the paintings I’m working on. Most of them will look familiar. I paint in thin layers so all of them are taking forever. Note that the pictures were taken in the evening in a fairly dark room so the colours are a bit off. I went to pick up some medium in the paint store yesterday which I should have done a long time ago. It’s something in between thinner and oil but we don’t use it with the watersoluble paints in the atelier. It makes painting with real oils a lot easier and it smells good. The only thing I don’t understand is why the manufacturer put it in a bottle with a small opening because it is a gel and it doesn’t flow so you have to scoop it out somehow. These sort of design failures are the ones that drive me crazy.
1 The panel of C the B.
I’m a little bit further than this. I have redone some bits more than a few times. The problem is that the van der Weyden looks rather cartoonish is and then I want to change things which is never a good idea. At some point everything will be off that way.
2 The Larper
No work done on this one this week.
A little bit of work done on the face, now he has to dry up again.
4 The battle of Ilion
Working on the background before I do the figures.
5 Gulielmus Burgundus
I have no words for this, it’s so terrible HA HA HA
And two new paintings, both 60 by 80. Both very rough wild first layers.
Based on a 100 year + picture of a local actor. It’s more 17th century I think.
7 Animo Inquieto
This is part of the C t B series I’m doing, the B having a mental breakdown. Not sure yet where this is going to go. I am not going to put badgers in this one.
In hindsight I shouldn’t have posted that portrait of Moore first. The contrast is huge, he he.