Update on commissioned portrait of Jacob by Catharine Kingcome
Here are the most recent photographs of the commission
"The Union Jack flying carpet is now completed. It’s been challenging for two reasons: Firstly I could only photograph it lying flat and have had to work out how the pattern would work on the curved flying carpet, inevitably meaning some compromise and not 100% correct! Secondly, because red, white and blue is a very high contrast and bright combination, it was a struggle to dull it down sufficiently so that it doesn’t detract from Jacob himself, but without losing too much of the depth of colour in the process. I think it has worked, but will reserve judgment until the painting is finished, then I might glaze it down a bit.
Lily the cat is now completed. Painting Lily was easy compared to the carpet!" Catharine Kingcome, September 2013