( that's my foot )
I thought I had a good excuse for not posting the past 2 weeks. I had a bout with gout. That's right gout . You know the disease of kings. ( Ben Franklin, Alexander the Great had it) It is excruciating on the worse days... just plain painful on the good days. And to make matters worse you need to keep your foot above your waist or it explodes. ( at least it feels like it would) When I finally could sit up I tried to paint with my foot up.
I like to start these with a dark underpainting to capture the light effects quickly.
I go right into the color but I try to keep it thin or I know I will be scraping it off sooner than later.
I wonder if Michelangelo ever said "That's enough, I need to put my foot up"... probably not, but I bet it sounds good in Italian.