My withdrawal symptoms have abated, having received four tubes of Foundation white from Steve at Continental, and I’ve put down a layer of dense white over the entire bottom half of the painting, which means that all I need to do to complete basing out the entire painting is to mix an light grey for the sky and sea. I’ve noticed a couple of errors in the arrangement Â of the walls that I want to correct, but I’ll wait until this layer is dry before attempting to fix them.
I’ve just received a book that looks completely fantastic – Pre-Raphaelite Painting Techniques, by Townsend, Ridge and Hackney. I’ll take a look and post a report on it later this week.
This evening I’ll visit the gallery at CLU for my colleague Barry Burns’ opening reception for his show of new works. If you’re in the neighborhood, please join me.