This is the next stage in the evolution of this piece. I am glad its evolving so fast, I don’t have a whole lot of time!
The look funny out of sequence like this but I decided that might be the best way to work on this fast without surrendering technique. I am going to work on them on opposite sessions to allow them time to dry individually.
I am loving the colors emerging on the mantle and the drum but the short and his face are looking a little flat. oh well, thats to be expected at this stage. further highlights and things should see this evolving well.
Its funny what a difference a proper groundwork makes, well, that and feeling inspired about your subject.. having laid the groundwork in the tonal layers I can really see this painting evolving well and I can plan my further layers easier.