Pauline Lockhart: Dora Carrington’s portrait of Lytton Strachey #1

As part of my performance for Untaught to Shine, I wanted to be painting Dora Carrington’s portrait of Lytton Strachey. I decided to paint most of it in advance, then finish it off during the performances. So, I’ve made a start! I’m using the same size canvas as the original, although it’s painted on board, and copying from a small postcard. The colours on every reproduction is different, so I’ve no way of knowing how close to the original this one is.