For this month I have decided to focus on the figure in gouache and the transition to this medium from a month of charcoal drawing is difficult.
I’m not really sure exactly what I’m going to do for the next few days. I just know it’s going to be all about experimenting with gouache. Although I don’t want to do 3 hour long paintings of the figure in gouache, I would like to be able to keep each painting down to about 20 minutes, forcing myself to focus on simplification. I still hold to the idea that a good piece is made in the first few minutes and this is where I want to improve.
I didn’t like where that was going so I wiped it out. I liked the wiped out version better actually.
And the second attempt was even worse, I think I need to really slow down and focus.
Maybe charcoal along with gouache? like I said, I’m experimenting.