This shows the different stages in painting the reproduction of Saba with a Glass of Wine (original by by Fabian Perez)
After the first firing, I didn't bother to smooth the dark background on this initial firing since when it's finished the background will be too dark to see any brush strokes.
After the second firing. The brush marks on the dark areas are disappearing.
After the third firing.
After the fourth.
After the 5th firing. This is not the best photo, there's too much reflected light. Anyway, I only took one before I started painting again so it will have to do!
The final painting, I could have gone on to make the blacks even darker and it may have benefited the painting. Overall I'm pleased with the result, it's captured the sexyness of the original.