It should be interesting to watch my progress or lack thereof in my figure painting attempts. I still enjoy the portrait open studio with all of the different poses even the surprise nude session. I've done life drawing numerous times so not a big deal. I am happy to just paint whatever is put in front of me.
In Quiet Time I played the warm against cool colors with pattern against neutral solid spaces. I am still struggling with how to paint facial features without getting into eye lash mode. When all is said and done; I am a loosie goosie painter.
The bulk of the Laurel painting came easy but the face, oh my! Now you see why I am working on finding a better way to paint eyes, noses and mouths. I don't know how many times I have reworked this painting and still I am not satisfied.
Tomorrow is always a better painting day.
Mary Ellen Koser