So I finally finished up this small painting of the complex ball in gouache and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Today we had a fundraiser for the South Whidbey Island Figure Drawing Group by getting a bunch of artists together to draw and paint from the figure outdoors in the landscape. I’ve never done figure drawing outside before but I had a ton of fun today and many of the other artists expressed a want to do it again soon.
Today I had planned to do a three hour long life drawing session from New Master Academy photos. The idea was to start getting back into a routine of Saturday figure drawing, but it didn’t quite work out as long as I wanted.
Not much to report today, just a short life drawing session.
Wow, another busy day for me. Before I know it the day is almost gone and I have to get some art time in. I wasn’t able to start on this ball gouache painting until late so I wasn’t able to spend much time on it before bed.
My wife is now programming our workouts every day and before today I thought her programming would be easy. By the time I was able to sit down and do some life drawing with new masters academy I was dead tired. I was struggling just to keep drawing tonight but I powered through it and got the work done.
In the zone today, I was taking my time and drawing this interesting and complex still life piece. I have painted this ball at least once before and each time it has been challenging. To finish this complex ball gouache painting it’s going to take several sessions, but I will take my time and do my best.
I tried a different setup today for painting this simple orange and I think I liked it better.
Painting a landscape in gouache is very hard. There are so many variables that you have to deal with all at once that it is very frustrating. I definitely need more experience to do this well.
I’m happy with how this painting turned out. Finally an apple painting in gouache that I can be proud of.