6 August 2009 Can you see what it is yet?
Back in the studio to make a bigger version of one of the small paintings. The first stage is getting the canvas surface to an interesting condition. Lots of roller work, painting over, and dry brush technique here. Then quick sketchy sort of blocking in to see the overall balance and design. Then key tonal points, the darkest area and the lightest. Then colour range with a few washes of thin colour. And this is the result. Can you see what it is yet? That question was the trademark question for a TV artist Rolf Harris here in the UK. Ive borrowed it. Thanks Rolf.
Posted by Colin Ruffell