Bordeaux Bicycle Girl

There are lots of cycles, skateboards and electric scooters in Bordeaux.  I think they help make the city centre a surprisingly quiet and pleasant place.  Anyway, this painting is situated on a tram line not far from the big theatre.

For these small painting I use oil paint on primed hardboard.  In this particular case, I scrubbed in the underpainting very thinly and even the subsequent layers were thinly applied.  I was using fairly soft synthetic brushes, which I don’t normally like, but they seemed to work well in this case.  The paint went on very nicely, with barely any dilutant.  A nice surprise!

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