8" x 8"
oil on board
Here is 'Alexander' finished. I completed him this afternoon. I've softened the hairline around the temple, redefined the eye on the right and repainted the surrounding area also on the right. There had been a break of two days between painting sessions, the paint surface had dried and consequently proved to be problematic as I was unable to work wet into wet. A solution to this is to lay on more paint in the areas to be worked on, which then allows the painting to be reworked wet into wet in an 'alla prima' manner. Ideally I like to work quickly and complete the piece whilst the paint is still wet, but unfortunately it's not always possible as was the case with 'Alexander'.