I keep looking in the mirror today.
Not for reasons of vanity, but , because i'm wary of the horse's nose going awry.
I've told you before about how the mind plays tricks on you when you are painting, and tries to make you paint what you think you see rather than what you do actually see.
The way around this is to either, flip the canvas and picture on its head and paint it that way, meaning that you are paying more attention to shadow and tonal values rather than a recognisable image, or, to do it the way i've been doing today and looking at the image in a mirror.
I hope you can see the progression from yesterday's posting. I've still got a few more layers to go, and i'm finding it hard not to put in all the details rather than leaving this layer more 'blocky', but again, that's a discipline i'll need to practise.
Tomorrow, i'll maybe do a little more to the horse's head, and perhaps start to fine tune the grand old Duke himself, though i've got other pieces i'm working on that need some attention too.
Have a creative day and i'll see ye tomorra!
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.