I'm grateful to Mark for his willingness to share his expertise with the wider world, quite an inspiration. Attached a 45 x 35 cm portrait of my daughter. I've tried to follow his procedures but with limitations:
1- space: I'm short of space, available space is low ceiling 4x2 meters to accommodate a desk ,book shelves (lots of them) , tools and stuff, which leaves me real cramped when it gets to painting.
2- lighting: no way I can replicate,
3- Personal traits: Mark is very organized, unfortunately I start organized but lose it completely as work progresses.
4- Materials: I cannot procure the geneva colors in Egypt but managed the winsor and newton water mixable oil colors.
5- Varnish: it is not applied yet as I am not sure it is finished yet, need your critique.