Beginnings of a new portrait
Thought it would be an idea to record the progression of a current portrait.
Working from photographs, I trace the image and transfer the drawing on to canvas.
In this case I am applying the paint, starting at the eyes, and gradually pushing outwards to the rest of the face. The paint is very thin. It helps to have a smooth, fine weave linen as the diluted paint goes on like watercolour almost.
I hope to get the finish right with the first application but inevitably I will have to paint another layer, at least here and there.
The photo isn’t great. I only had my phone to take it with.