|Inch by inch JD emerges (a detail of I've Gotta Crow).|
|The whole picture involves lots of skin.|
The first painting session went very well. I learned more about blending oils with a clean brush and my subject moved closer to being himself. Now that Ellis finally got my linseed oil can open and I mixed a half and half brew for my painting medium, painting with oils became more joyful.
I have a long way to go with this one--even though his likeness is good enough. The background leaves a lot to be desired-- and I do have to suck it in and intuit how to paint clothing, but slowly, all that will come, for I am a die hard, a pit bull who does not let go.