Short hot spell, 31°C,
On canvas paper, A3.
Heavy rain and not warm any more.
I’m struggling with re-learning old tricks. A few drawings have eye-line faults and some skew. It’s coming back though.
The girl jumping has new glaze layers, her shirt is a new colour, which was a glaze layer applied a bit more thickly than usual. Using cadmium ornage with rose-madder applied a bit more heavily than is usual for a glaze, the ridges in the origional yellow colour show through in parts. Anyway, then I thought " while you are on…." fixing up the shadows on limbs which were a bit vague before. See my oil painting picture section.
That "Guy with an umbrella" is now scrapped, I bought some ready stretched canvas yesterday so it’s going on there instead. Also nearly ready to start the portrait comission too.
Oh well, the day is young, the bicycle is ready and so am I .
Linseed oil, and No.2 & 4 Dalon pencil-brush
Gone mad on detail today. Spoonhead has wrinkles, creases, eyelashes and brows. The colours are more solid around the shadow/light border- isn’t that called the terminator?
Only stopped because daylight ran out, and artificial light just doesn’t allow accurate enough colour. Perhaps I can post a photo tomorrow. But for now I can wallow in that feeling of satisfaction. That is often tinged with doubt because of the number of times I have pulled a painting off the shelf in the morning only to see a hundred & one things that need adjusting.
Getting late now so it’s time to go and sink a ship.