Portrait, Stephen’s mum
It’s a strange feeling painting at 3am. You are in a dreamy state but also have to fight to maintain an alertness to complete the job in the right way. I never get a good sleep after a late session. I remain in a tense, muscle cramp doze and never comfortably go into that deep recovery sleep needed.
All worth it though, to fulfil a deadline. This is Stephen’s mum. Painted in warm greys and rose skin colours. Oil on canvas 14″ x 14″ . I love it when I get the chance to use tulip wood stretchers and linen support. Feels solid and reassuring under the brush.