A very short session today with some focus only on shadow areas.
I think I could have painted longer but my landlord invited me to go for a walk. I needed to get out of the house and the walk was really nice in the cool fall air.
At the moment I’m having trouble keeping focus while painting so I’m not putting a lot of pressure on myself to render this figure with extreme accuracy. Instead I’m generalizing the areas that I’m working in quickly.
Basically instead of worrying about every tiny nuance of color per square inch I’m just getting it close, same with the value. I figure that once I’ve covered the while figure in the first pass of oil then the subsequent layers can begin to make adjustments. This approach is a little different than my last painting where the subsequent layers were meant for small adjustments to achieve a correct look.