Lost myself in a giant canvas this morning. I am painting a super-size version of this:The canvas is 40 x 40 inches and almost overwhelms the easel. My first task is to build in the rich red/gold background. This is physically hard work as I put on gold first than work red into the wet paint until I almost work it back off the canvas again. I am going to do this a few times to build in the texture.
This is the result of the first working. Two hours of hard labour :-)
The photo is at an angle as the studio isn't big enough for me to get far enough away from it to fit.
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