Working away today on the Glasgow gymnast.
This is still the second oil layer that i'm on so it's a mix of 1 x thinner to 2 x fast drying medium. He's starting to get a bit more 'presentable'.
I think I told you I painted in the blue background to help 'tighten' him up from the original 'sketch'. Usually I like to put in a background pattern..but..I'm kinda liking just the plain blue at the moment.
I've still to do his chest and balancing arm in the second layer, but am still pleased with the progress so far - there's something I really like about the way his leg seems a little like a statue covered with lichen. Whether that remains will depend on my frame of mind by the end, especially after getting his hands into shape, which are always a challenge for me, and driving me to distraction as demonstrated below.
Yep, I know I looked fairly serene on the camera, off the camera, however...aaargh!
The soundtrack in the video above is actually from a wee lecture video from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston site on youtube. Click here for their page.
You should really give them a look - they're free, and such a fantastic resource.
Hope you're having a creative day!
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.