The results of the first paintings of the 5 heads of Angus - the paint is still wet!
This is simply a rough coat; the idea is to use a painterly approach and keep the paintwork lively. So it's almost like painting a quick and expressive portrait sketch. Painting these 5 masks took me about 90 minutes, but there's a long way to go yet, as each one will be considered as an individual and then worked on in more detail - so each mask will probably undergo another 3 or 4 coats. Still, it's nice to have made a start and see them begin to come to life.
Ferry tickets have now been booked for our expedition to Berneray in May. There will be Loz, Alison, Christina (the technician), Mark (puppeteer) and myself travelling from Lancashire. On the island we'll meet up with Joanne (down from Caithness) and Chris (who lives on the island).