It is 180x280mm on 185gm Arches CP.
Well I never dreamed I would ever paint this subject. But here it is. This is part of the passion series I am keen to do soon. I want to do more figure studies to get the musculature right.
This is the final planning sketch I did before I decided I should stop messing around in pencil and paint. While I was doing it I was struck by the shame and cruelty of this method of execution. I have not reflected much on the lot of the condemned and I was struck by the horror of the inescapable futility of it all. This is not a light topic. Ai! – what a journey!