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Thursday’s figure painting

After one hour this painting was going real well. The pencil drawing was fine and the first watercolour wash felt good.

Then, for the last hour of the session I painted layer upon layer of bad decisions. By the end of the session I was totally frustrated at my limited technique. So I scrubbed a lot of the pigment from the model’s face, dropped it into my carrying case and went home grumpier than a newly-woken bear.

When I got home, I took a large black pencil to the painting and what you see below is the result. I’m actually happy with it, but I still wish I could paint better, then I wouldn’t have to use a pencil to rescue the portrait.

Watercolour Male Nude by David Meldrum
Male Nude 20130411

2 thoughts on “Thursday’s figure painting

  1. By the explanation of the progres I was waiting for a mess, now that I´m ejoying the resaults all I can say as usual, marvellous.

  2. I want to improve all the time so I am rarely one hundred percent happy with what I do. I enjoy myself a lot though when I'm trying to reach for the stars. Thank you for your support, I appreciate it a lot.

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