Saturday I normally paint from a live model but unfortunately the model had an emergency and only two artists showed up so the open studio was canceled. No worries, I’m still painting.
I worked more today on the thighs and pelvic area. These areas didn’t feel as if they were round, they seemed too flat so the focus was trying to feel the form in space and making it look as though it turned even though most of it is in shadow.
What is interesting is that most of the turning of the form was achieved through subtle color change rather than value. You can’t really tell in these photos but the thigh closer to the viewer that is in shadow now looks very cylindrical.