SPINDRIFTER, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion
Painted this on top of an old portrait sketch which was on a gessoed board. Sanded it first. Put a bit of linseed oil in the paint for the fat over lean law.
This is what Spindrifter looked like when first drawn with dark paint on top of some poor man's head. Don't think the guy minded that I flipped him upside down to make it less confusing.
Sometimes I leave bits of the original surface showing through, didn't work here though. Took many layers of thick paint to get it right. This one was a struggle until I gave up and slapped paint down faster, then I liked it. Funny how that happens