So, I finally finished the latest Masquerade painting:
This painting is an absolute so-and-so to photograph in order to give you any idea of what it looks like in real life. So I have done my best with a lot of close-ups, but clicking on the images will also bring them up bigger so you can see them better. The colours are very subtle, which is hard to capture, but the main problem is that as you move, or the painting does, or the light source does, the gold leaf springs to life, sometimes much darker than the figures, sometimes much brighter. In order to give you some impression of this, I’ve tied filming it – see below. Let me know, anyone, if this is a useful thing to do, or just makes you feel seasick!
I think that there may be a lot more mileage in this almost-monochrome approach. Perhaps I could have added in a little more colour before going over everything with the orange wash, but more experimentation is required, I think…. on a different painting.
And now, lots of close-ups…