As I continue across the mural I am putting the paint on in very thin layers using only a small amount of medium, walnut oil alkyd and gamsol in equal amounts.
Beginning the first color layer on the figures. Starting with Elizabeth More Dauncey on the left.
Continuing with the dead color layer across the figures. Margaret Clements costume does not have much color added since they are brown. Sir John More is much more fun to paint.
Continuing with Sir John More’s robe.
Working from left to right, the fourth figure, Ann Cresacre is the next one to be worked on.
Ann Cresacre has only a small portion of her costume showing.
Sir Thomas More’s clothing is black velvet with mink lining and red velvet sleeves. His hands are covered by a muffler.
Following Sir Thomas More is his son, John and next to his is Henry Pattenson, the family fool. Henry is the only figure looking at the viewer and he is dressed like the King.
Cicily More Heron
Margaret More Roper
Lady Alice More
Window and still life
Dead color layer completed.
This part of the painting process progressed quickly. All of this work was completed from January to July of 2015.