Follow that painting – day something-or-other

I’ve been picking over the detail and adding/removing parts of the background and figure elements to bring out the main features. This is where we were at close of play last time and that wrist was bothering me, along a bit of a Herman Munster forehead.

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So here we are after the application of some ‘pop’ colour (the orange) and an adjustment of the background with more gesso, half-dried then scrubbed with a grout brush to make texture. I think the wrist is better but now I can see that all that vigorous scratching has dislodged a patch of colour over the iris on the left eye so suddenly my expression is more startled than it should be. That will get some attention tomorrow, I think then I may leave it alone. It’s a long way from perfect but any more faffing and it will be even further along the line towards the ultimate capitulation of the full paint-over!

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