Painting Pillars With The Duke Of Wellington!
Instead of my usual fascinating facts' background on the Duke Of Wellington, I thought i'd best spend the day finally painting in some more of his physical background!
Today's been spent working on his pillar. I'll need to remember to tell you my story of the time I tried to bluff an answer about pillars in an art history exam at university - i'm still cringing about it to this day!
Tomorrow i'll add in the rest of his surroundings, though i'm still swaying at how defined to make them - the idea is to make you aware of them but the Duke of course has to remain the main focus. I'll be glad when they are done though as it will give my eyes a better chance to see how dark to make my final darks and how light to make my final white's.
Thanks for having the patience to follow the Duke's progress so far. Three weeks ago I told a friend that i only had seven painting days left in him. Lesson learned - there's just been so much more detail to add than I originally thought - I really think I could draw him from scratch without looking at any reference photos now!
As soon as he is done though, i'll be adding him to my pop-up exhibition 'My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys' based in association with the Virginia Galleries at Luke and Jack's (details here).
Hope yer having a creative day!
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.