Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Today I started on a new oil painting of a Nativity scene. In the absence of models I had pose as Mary myself, in front of a mirror, wrapped in a duvet cover, (to get the folds of drapery right) and holding an old teddy of my sister's, which was standing in for the baby Jesus. Fortunately there is no photographic evidence for any of this. Art can be a drag.