Figure Painting Session 4: Back on Track

Today’s session was much better and I feel like this painting is now back on track. It is amazing how one simple change can make a big difference.

All I did was zoom into the image so I could see the models face better. Just being able to see the models head and face better made a huge difference. I didn’t even notice that I couldn’t see well. When I was painting yesterday I was confused and frustrated without knowing exactly why. Now that I think about it, I’m sure that was the issue at Gage Academy last week. I couldn’t see the model’s face well enough.

I’m not 100% convinced that this was the whole issue though, and I’m sure I will not paint like Rembrandt now that I can see my subject better, but it is a step closer. Just a little better every day, that is the point.

Figure Painting Session 4: Back on Track, setup

Session Details

  • Session: 1385
  • Work: 1177
  • Width: 15"
  • Height: 11"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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