The Hundred Day Project Day 56: Worked Over But Not Yet Worked Up

This is beginning to get to where I wanted. I’ve worked in more paint, sometimes layered on top of the previous one, sometimes scraped or dragged through and sometimes brushed out or into other bits of paint. I’ve also brought in a couple of bright cadmium colours, a strong yellow and red, in very small quantities and sometimes pulled them through into the other layers. The windmill now has sails and is beginning to acquire enough variation in tone to imply its rounded form at the base.

It’s not there yet, needs to dry and then have paint added by knife, by brush and by oddments such as bits of cardboard on their side. At this stage one usually spoils it by overworking the surface, so I’m glad this image is safely up before more paint is added.