Ann: Stepping Back

I’m struggling with a concept with this painting so I’m experimenting with different processes.

Today I used a lot of glazing over Ann’s face to pull myself away from the detailed approach I started and move between both detailed and generalized soft forms. Next session I will start back with some details and impasto while trying to keep some of what is below.

Before working on the painting of Ann this morning I also worked for an hour on gestures and contours.

What went well?

Taking a new direction with Ann’s painting.

What didn’t go so well?

The struggles of trying to realize a concept that I’ve never done before.

What did I learn and/or how can I do better?

I’m getting better with my deep focus on these contours and I think my gestures are doing better after warming up.

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