Figure Painting Session 3: Losing Direction

My first two sessions went really well because I had a goal and a clear direction. But this session didn’t go near as well and I feel as if the whole painting is falling apart.

I should have focused on planes of color and value. I started with her head and spent about two hours of work that eventually at the end I didn’t like and softened out in preparation to paint over it for the next session.

I guess I can blame my lack of concentration on the dumpster fire that is our election. But I’m not the most eloquent person to be writing about such things so here is a post by Earth Fit that I find to be my exact sentiments.

Figure Painting Session 3: Losing Direction, before
Before I softened the whole thing
Figure Painting Session 3: Losing Direction, setup
Setup

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