I am so relieved. 15 layers of paint later and I have got past the ugly, oh my, what was I thinking stage and am now hoping this painting might actually work.
As I am sat here thinking about what to do next though I am starting to wonder why
on earth I wanted the figure to be only a small part of the painting.
Getting a likeness when the face is smaller is much harder work. We
don't think of that sort of thing when we have these great initial ideas
do we though. I tend to be thinking of the overall look and feel of the
piece at this first stage and not little details such as how I easy or
hard it will be to paint. Oh well, here goes....Wish me luck