I'm posting this pic just to make you all feel good wherever you're at with your own painting this week. You know how sometimes things just don't go well, and the more important they are to get right the worse it is. This was supposed to be my effort for the British Association of Iconographers exhibition later in the year. I've already scraped off and re-gilded without achieving much discernible improvement, and today when I came back to it after a long break I decided the background would have to come off too as it was a total mess. All that lapis lazuli, ouch.
The view from my desk
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