The life drawing session went well this morning. Our model was great and the new stand position was welcomed by all.
This whole 2 hour session was spent on the dark side of the model’s back and the cast shadows.
I feel like this painting is starting to progress now after putting layers upon layers of subtle skin tone over subtle skin tone.
Today and yesterday has really felt like an up hill battle with this painting.
Today’s painting session was full of small changes and I feel like I didn’t progress much.
Whenever I start a painting, or in this case starting again, I spend some time trying to figure out where to start. Sometimes it is easy and sometimes it is difficult, like today.
I’ve finished this painting and I’m very happy with it. So now I’m on to the next painting which is already in progress.
I setup the model a bit different today at the open studio. We usually put the model on a dark background but today I switched it all to white.
I’m so close to finished with this painting that it was hard to stop this session. Alas, my schedule is packed daily so I had to put the brush down.
Every session I follow the same process after I finish painting and it mostly consists of me struggling with photographing my wet painting and removing glare.