I made this further exploration of a man reading on a bench in Bruges last Sunday as a development of this idea and after seeing the man on my holiday to that fair city at half term. This time I used a large soft brush and gave myself the rule to only use that and no pencil. Not sure why I said this to myself as it was quite difficult painting the impression of the man on the bench with such a large brush. I think I wanted homogeneity in this piece so that’s why I said this to myself. I often give instructions like this if it feels the right thing to do. Here is an image of the whole piece and a crop. Do click on the images to enlarge. More studies to come I feel, watch this space!