Friday, 11 December 2015

Painting Commodore Borgossa – part 2

Borgossa is finished! 

 I’d been working at a fairly leisurely pace but, in spite of that, the bust didn’t seem to take all that long to paint. I had a similar experience with Uncle John - so it seems to me that larger scales are quicker to paint than smaller ones! 

I thoroughly enjoyed myself on this project. The change of subject and scale provided me with a stimulating challenge, I’ll certainly be painting more busts in the (very) near future. I’m delighted with the result I’ve achieved, but I feel that there is still so much more that I can learn; and I’m itching to have another go painting in a larger scale. Project Nurgle hasn’t been forgotten, but there’s room for another project over Christmas and the New Year break before I go back to it. 

Unfortunately my time for writing blog posts is very restricted at the moment. So rather than delay, I’ve decided to post the pics of Borgossa now and write a more detailed piece when I’ve more time. When I do get around to it I’ll be focussing on texture and in particular the leather hat. 


  1. That is as good as anything I've ever seen. Absolutely incredible.

  2. Now, THIS is just out of this world! No words can tell this bust is blowing me away!
    Your way of paitning is breathtaking...
    How do you achieve your colors looking sort of transparent AND strong at the same time? What is your secret for the astonishing metal parts? How did you achieve this real-looking leather texture? How did you build the wooden socket?
    I have soooo many questions, my master!

    Thanx so much for sharing this masterpiece. ILOVE IT!

    Best regards,

  3. Thanks Skyle!
    I'll be covering the answers to your questions in a more detailed blog post for Borgossa that will be posted in the near future.