I haven't been able to re-shoot my former image of St. Sebastian. I detailed it quite a bit more after studying the photos, and it is pretty much finished, save for varnish and framing. I'll post the new photos when they are finished. I like the panel very much as it reminds me of a scene from an old film, The Garden of the Finzi Contini. There was an execution scene in the film which took place in a wood in the middle of winter. I left out the snow.
I thought of doing another smaller image for a retablo frame. I began the drawing on paper, shown above, but will most likely leave it at that for now. The sketch reminded me of the January Magnificat cover depicting a study for the Adoration of the Magi by Rembrandt. So I thought I'd post this sketch, as if I'm a great painter. LOL!
I rarely, if ever do finished drawings - unless I'm using pastels or crayons, and when it comes to painting, I more or less draw everything with my brush - as the above scan demonstrates. I have done paintings on paper, but I'm not sure I should invest that much time on this piece. I'm trying to beat Guido Reni's record for painting works depicting St. Sebastian. No - I do not compare myself to Reni.