This was painted over an older daub; it gives you something to work against. The shiny gold has a strength and association that makes anything on it have a narrative edge. 1 hour 15 minutes. The heat was making the model slightly drowsy…
Here’s a close up of the above.
The first pose of 20 minutes.
Two ten minute poses. With Mr. Skellington.
Another ten minutes.
A ten minute drawing in between the last pose. The pose was so dramatic I had to capture it. Made with an oil pastel taped to a paint brush end while sitting on the floor.
Like this. Photo by the Tutor, John Close.