In a large and complex oil painting like this it is easy to move around and do something different once in a while.
I’m in a creative mood to just paint with broken color and the background behind Patrick needs to be painted so I started on that from the top down. I want to keep the background simple so this technique should work well, hopefully. Besides, it’s fun to change it up every now and then and just let loose with some big meaty strokes.
Then as I’m writing this I see the image and returned to the painting for a few minutes to try and fix some of the awkward lines….