This "on the way" portrait is coming along. The spirit of the young man is in it. Nice to work in the Dutch studio on a wind-from-the-sea day. Thinking of Lucian Freud. Applying paint. Moving it around. I don't use mefium. Scrape it off if it gets muddy or too thick with dulling mixed color. I have no scheme. Joyously playing. When my energy gets less, I go down to have a bite to eat with Herman. Always listening to BBC 3. Good morning music. This start will be continued when we return from America. It will be set-up with drying.
It will be exciting to frame and hang "The Heart of the Hilltown II" exhibit of 50 portraits next week. Come to the opening, 7 October, 7 to 9, in the Cummington Community House Gallery in Cummington, Ma.