I am using this as a test of a composition for a bigger work in oils, inspired by our trip up behind Monte Cassino. I think that it could be finished in another couple of days, probably another three or four sessions, but as the acrylics are most urgent this might have to go on hold for a while.
Cockled paper from watery sky, no time to stretch the paper today. It flattens out when dry.
Today I am grateful for good light.
PS: After dinner... I decided to go back to my second figure choice. I began with a young girl contemplating where her grandfather might have died in the hills around Cassino. Then I decided to go back a generation, and make it her mother. I changed the jeans to a skirt. Then I loosened her hair and made her young again. Now, after looking at it after a break, it is hair up again and back to the older woman, but in the oil painting it will be the modern girl.
If you use colours that lift reasonably well you can remove enough paint to rework a section. I was lucky that the background behind the figure is vague enough for the exact colour not to matter.
The colour in this photograph is not accurate, it was photographed under a lamp.
It's time to stop for the night. I need it to dry thoroughly so I can work on details tomorrow or over the next few days.