Wow – so after a loooong break from oil and canvas i’m jumping in again. And it feels good. I’m going to try fast and free to avoid getting stuck (as I am, still, on the Kiaat and Anna canvas). This is a continuation of the watercolour sketches i’ve been doing of my family, but Paddy (my cousin) gets to be the lucky one on canvas (because i want to paint with oil again, i have empty canvas getting dusty, and i have no money for nice paper). I’m also keen on painting his chest tattoo, which is our Riley family crest, a chopped off hand dripping blood (yup, delightful!). Here goes!