Waiting for Varnish
I have completed another three portraits in the last couple of days.
I have taken them upstairs for them to dry sufficiently to varnish them. I am using Exhibition Varnish. They can have their permanent coat of varnish after six months on top of the exhibition varnish.
The photo shows the portraits upside down, because I painted the bottoms last and the paint may come off on the shelf. I know that is obvious, but when I was studying at University I was told that if you don’t write the obvious things you lose marks.
When it is safe to put them in my scanner I will take quality scans of them.
Meanwhile I have two more portraits that are very nearly finished. In fact I meant to finish the lady in sunglasses today but I was working on her rather late last night and when I saw what I had done, I scraped it off! I had given her a dirty face.
I am not going to make the mistake of working on any faces tonight but I think it will be safe for me to paint some sky backgrounds.