Continuing to paint on canvas and on the suggestion of our tutor I looked up Caravaggio who she felt must have been a influence to Peter Howson, looking at his work I had to agree, so good old Google lead me to this striking self-portrait titled the “Desperate man”. a self portrait and some incredible lighting it seamed a good continuation of my theme.
so now its finished I find out its not a self portrait of Caravaggio but a self portrait of another artist Gustave Coubet who produced some equally remarkable paintings. still an enjoyable picture to paint.
I am still using acrylics but this time building up thin layers