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.