My objective with this painting - apart from having a bit of fun - was to try and capture enough detail so you know what is going on without a slavish rendering of the original source photo. I used a palette knife, a larger than normal brush and my fingers.
However, to make a start, I put in a few lines and the darkest darks with dilute raw umber. One day I should like to start a painting using the massing in technique, instead of lines. I have only achieved this with really simple subjects (e.g. an apple) or landscapes. I find it very difficult to get my head round that approach where there is any complex detail.
Last post for this week. Have a great weekend.