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.
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2 replies on “Thursday’s figure painting”
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.
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.