12°C, sunny int. + S wind.
Linseed: I’m going to refer to this picture as the Stalking Horse for now. Below is a closeup, after 3 sessions of work on it. Notice how much better the colours are now that the second linseed layer is on. though the picture was wety when this photo was taken, the surface will change little, only trhe whites will matt over normally at this point.
No pictures today, but that last painting has the old feeling back. Good eh?- especially after that recent long haul with the "Pointers".
I need to find a method for painting fur not hair, but fine animal fur. Holbein does it so well, it must be possible to take on some of that skill.
I was also going to tell you about the man walking his dog from his pick-up truck. The other one I wanted ot talk about is the random distribution of Doodlebug hits in London can’t produce an even covering of hits in the city. The locals thought certain streets were being singled out. They saw clusters of hits, and they concluded wrongly.
Maybe I will tel you later in the week- if you promise to be good.
The contrast is realistically low here, its far better to build up from a narrow range of tones and expand outwards.