The skull again. This time, it’s wearing an antique fencing mask, with chipping leather padding around the head. Besides looking cool, the thing adds a level of visual “fog” to the skull, with nearer surfaces showing more clearly througb the mesh than further. Also, the highlights on the metal mesh add an interesting dimensionality in themsleves. And, of course, the mesh is waaaaay too fine to paint except in general terms. Difficult is the point. Someday I’ll get confident enough to try a half-hour nude or portrait again.