I am trying out a professional grade linen canvas. Most established artists have repeatedly said that 'Your work can only be as good as the tools you use'. I have always wondered why. Could we not get away with mediocre grade paint and surface? Apparently not. I really enjoyed working on this canvas and subject. I did this from a photo reference with prior permission. Photograph belongs to Russian photographer Sergey (sevlb). The photo can be viewed at Flickr. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19115946@N05/3253251760/). As always thanks for looking.
This is what Sergey had to say after seeing my painting -
I would be glad to see your works from my pics again...
Sergey from Russia..