Hopefully this will work as a demonstration of the portrait of Stephen’s mum. It’s the first time I have tried the slideshow gadget in my posts.
You will see in the early stages of the work that I apply the paint in a patchwork of planes. Attempting to place the right colour first time, to minimise future corrections, in this alla prima technique. When the canvas has been covered, I can concentrate on refining the drawing and adding more paint to enable finer adjustments and corrections. The painting is finished when I can no longer find anything to adjust!