What I was trying to paint!

The invention of the wheel is what set me off on this. invention2We have the remains of an old sandstone grinding wheel in our garden – once a great boon, now replaced by stainless steel knives etc., but I wish I still had a working version of the grinding wheel. I tried to use glazing technique again, but find it very slow. I especially struggle to get dark tones without mixing. John said this picture was ‘wierd’ because he couldn’t understand what the stripes were, so my attempt at strong shadows has clearly failed.