I think I must be mad, but I have decided to see how well I can paint a bunch of grapes. This is the ultimate test. I feel like a Dutch still life painter from the 1600s - like Jan Davidsz. de Heem - and the pressure is really on. I have to get this piece completed by the 22nd of January ideally. Back is already hurting, so it is time for a bath. Here is what I have achieved in four hours:
And here's a de Heem:
I am having a lot of trouble with capturing the yeasty exterior, at the same time as giving them translucency. Never have I looked at something this intensely!