I painted in the mobile phone later.
2 hour portrait sitting with Alice (I added the mobile phone and glasses later).
2 hour portrait sitting, painting another head to gradually create a large crowd scene.
Starting the large crowd section of the painting, which will be eventually feature about 70 portraits. Approx 2 hour painting session per head.
First head painted on the canvas. The bottom of half of the canvas will eventually be covered with about 70 portraits, creating a city crowd. Each portrait will be painted from life (each model coming to the studio one by one).
Short video showing quickly painting/blocking in the buildings.
Short video showing quickly painting the light and darks in the stormy sky above London.
Starting a large painting (230 x 100cm) depicting Piccadilly Circus in central London. Before I start Im painting the canvas in a mid-tone grey (Lamp Black and Titanium White), as I find it easier to work on a grey ground rather than white. Universally primed super-fine linen.