Working on smaller paintings is much more fiddly and cautious than the big ones. Here’s the result of this morning’s work to clean up the central figure in “The Golden Bowl”, which I’m beginning to enjoy immensely. There’s something slightly displaced about her shoulder that I’ll need to fix, and there’s so little colour that it’s basically an en grisaille work at present, so this is the time to fix whatever needs to be fixed before moving into the more developed layers.
I need to get some sketching done this afternoon to work out exactly what’s going into the background.
Additionally I’m looking back over my books to see which images I have already drawn up that would make good paintings so I can begin some more new works. I have three on the go right now, but two of them (The Golden Bowl and Falling Off) are pretty small, so they should go fairly quickly. I have lots of panels available for painting, having cut five sheets of really nice, well seasoned birch plywood into pieces last week. I expect to gesso several this week.