12" x 16"
oil on stretched canvas
I made a start on 'Jo' this afternoon using my drawing as a reference. I managed to bring it to this stage and I have to tell you it wasn't easy!...but I'm reasonably happy with it now. I have enough information on canvas to make a start on applying the colour. I liked the contrast of the figure against the surrounding area that I achieved in the drawing (previous blog post) and the way the edge at the back of the head was lost as it blended with the darkness behind. I'm going to attempt to retain that in the painted version.