Still Puttering

A little more work to do. I’ve developed the third character and he turned out to be a dwarf of all things! I think this is a scene from Rigoletto. Who knew that was floating around in my subconscious?

I refined the faces, added highlights to the columns, and changed the drapery. After several layers of glazing various items, everything was feeling brown, so it needed a blue counterpoint. The fabric was not draping very well, so I got out my Graham Rust book The Painted House, to find some examples. This works better on both counts. 

I think I will varnish it and glaze the perimeter darker one more time. Also, Sue and I were discussing a cheetah on a leash in front of the railing. We’re already over the top, so why not keep going?

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