Oil on mdf panel 17.5" x 15"
I finished this today - sometimes I can grab only half an hour or so but it seems beneficial to do that every day if possible. If I miss a few days I reckon it's a bit like training for the Olympics - you have to "get back in the zone again". I am a little excited by this painting. It is a development I feel. It is still a kind of portrait based on the Edwardian photos but I feel that there might now be a way forward from this towards some more abstract figurative work again, which I feel in my bones I want to do. It's made with lots and lots of thin, transparent glazes (water mixable oils), kept applying, rubbing it away in parts, then some semi-opaque zinc white applied to the face and clothing. She's precious to me in a strange way.