1. Started on the underpainting today. I'm keeping the tones in quite a narrow band at the moment, so there's room for the darks to get darker and the lighter tones to get lighter when I come to balancing things later. There isn't much in the way of brushwork within this underpainting, it's really just a case of me sloshing on the paint to get something rough down. The hand in particular has no definition on it yet, I might underpaint the other two arms in the picture and then start adjusting all the underpainting and working in a bit more detail. I'll probably look at getting something in for the bath and bubbles so everything will then be in place to start balancing whole painting.
2. I spent a bit of last week sorting out some fliers to go with some paintings I've just put in "Covered Arts" in the Covered Market in Oxford...So if you happen to be passing by, and want to take a look, there are four watercolour now hanging on their wall - Thanks Paul :)
3. Also spent some time last week, drawing up a design for a possible portrait commission. Not sure if I'll be posting any of that work on the blog, depends on if I get the job and if the customer thinks it's a good idea :) It's certain shaping up to be a nice complex picture however :)
Okay, that's it for now. I'll try and get a bit more done next week...Oh, todays closeup photo was taken in daylight, so the colours are a bit more accurate than most of the snaps...