Richard’s portrait was collected on Saturday. My anxiety quickly dissipated when the family expressed how delighted they were with the portrait. Thanks, Stephen, for the comments below. I am so glad the commission is working well for everybody. Looking forward to Helen’s now!
“I finally was able to finish the portrait of Richard on Friday. A long time in the making!
I need a psychologist or.. manager.. or someone… or anyone to prod me in the right direction when my mind goes astray.
This was painted with three distinct sections. A slow, small brush, dabbing of paint on layers for the face; a wet on wet (mostly) blended tones on the shirt and hair; and a vigourous , big brush swishing on the slate grey background.
Such a relief to paint the background quickly after the tight workings of the face tones.