I have repainted my portrait twice since I last posted. I was not happy with it. I am still not totally happy with it. I have not done any work behind the portrait yet either.
I find the fact that I need to finish this painting in the next week or so is creating pressure as such. If it is not just right I need to rethink my approach. I was intending to look at a hat shop window as a subject, but when I went to the shop I found it has closed down.
I must get a few materials this week too, I'm short of paint, I need some unstretched canvas to build a large one. I may invest in some brushes too since the ones I have are getting the worse for wear again. My spare ones were used for acrylics, and surprisingly the acrylics seem to damage the bristles more than the oils, consequently I need new ones now. I hate using worn down brushes, and I tend to use long filberts for much of my work. I have no sables left either, I use these for fine details in oil paint, and that destroys them, leaving me with none for watercolours....I must get a few artist WC tubes too, the box of pans don't really give a strong colour. ..........I must make a few bob to pay for all this!
Until then I will probably just buy the necessities..