After weeks and weeks of deliberation and sketches and ideas I’m making a start on a portrait of the Mayor of Harrogate 2020. I have started using oils with linseed oil to get an idea of scale and shape. I have used yellow Ochre Zinc White and now I am moving on to use Payne’s Grey.
I have tried to stick to my process of looking at one side of the face at a time. I intend to use Harrogate as a background to create a composition. I am also going to restrict myself to 8 hours of painting and time myself. Giving myself twice as long as artists I have watched on the program Portrait Artist of the Year on Sky Arts.
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