It’s all done, Spoonhead is complete, up on the shelf drying. Whoop!
Here are a couple of pictures showing it just half-hour from completion. Have a look at the detail picture to see what was done yesterday, it seemed ages to get to the underpainting stage then once into overpainting, layers of linseed oil etc then it really took off. Now I’m happy enough to start that portraint comission that’s been occupying my mind.
Next step is to try out another head in the “Domestic” series whic is to be built up on a cadmium red ground on canvas paper. This will be a test bed for rendering blue sky background.
I should add that this picture is just less than A4 in size.