A Universal Truth? Work in Progress.

Stage 1


This started off as a rough sketch with a graphite pencil and acrylics paints.

Stage 2


Continuing with acrylic paints I added some shadows and texture.

Stage 3


I find acrylics are great and allow me to work quickly but they do have their limitations.

Stage 4


At this stage I feel the need to switch to my favoured oil paints.

Stage 5


Someone pointed out that the “veiled eyes” in the background looked a bit like ears stuck on the side of Buddha’s head. So I made some alterations.

Stage 6


I continued working on the eyes to make them a bit more realistic.

Stage 7


As this was largely an experimental work and I had no idea what it would end up like when I started I decided that the stone statue of Buddha would look better if it were gold.

Stage 8


Unfortunately I had no reference to a gold statue of Buddha to work from so had to make things up as I went along.

Stage 9


I’ve no idea if it works or not but some people like it.

Stage 10

The finished painting

A Universal Truth? Work in Progress.

Martin Kirkwood

Hayes, United Kingdom

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