Session #425, Work #405

I’m really itching to paint from the figure and since I don’t have nude people at my beck and call I setup a mirror and paint myself. 

Tonight was still a focus on value and drawing so I just used black on a white canvas. Actually this whole painting was like using charcoal, maybe I should have just used charcoal, it would have been easier.

 

The Setup

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