Upsidedown. It’s useful to look at your paintings in mirrors or upsidedown, as I’ve down here. The old rule-of-thumb maintains that a painting should be balanced when looked at normally and in a mirror. That old rule-of-thumb still holds as far as I’m concerned. Three Women in Sandals, part of the Playhouse Square series, looks OK upsidedown; there are no surprises.
For today’s session, I am once again using RGH’s extra-fine flake white. I had been using RGH’s flake white ground in walnut oil and I liked it. Their extra-fine white is ground in safflower oil.
Three Women in Sandals is locked in a good place but several things still bug me. No, I won’t tell you what they are. Once I can satisfy myself regarding those issues, I can finish the painting quickly. We’ll see.