It’s so good to get a full day in the studio! Having completed the warm and cool work, done the white highlights and fixed the blue ribcage by turning it brown inside, I’ve turned to getting the pebbles in the low foreground done. Already I’m getting a strong sense of the way that the skulls and stones fill the canvas completely, giving it a density of detail that at the beginning I hoped would feel overwhelming. It’s working!
The stones need a couple of layers of colour and certainly some grey to make them work with the sky when it goes dark, then some highlighting to make the forward left side appear to be lit.
I’ll have to continue tomorrow, because I’m over-tired, which makes me sloppy.