Family portrait commission: the artistic process
Step 1 - underpainting in monochrome with oil paint diluted with solvent.
Step 2 - laying in the colour 'fat over lean', adding stand oil to the solvent.
Step 3 - checking the painting hangs together with my brush touching each part.
Steps 4/5 - check client happy (digital photos) and wait for paint to fully dry.
Step 6 - varnish.
Step 7 varnish ready for the unveiling!