More paint on; tonal additions and adjustments, eyes, some hair, eyebrows, lips, nostrils.
Everywhere got a little paint to finish.
A demo for Thursday group highlighting precision measurements when transferring drawing to paper.
I am not averse to a bit of tracing when drawing on to canvas or paper but this time I got the ruler out and showed the scaling up from measurements taken from the photograph.
The composition is cinematic widescreen. I like the way the girl is peering out through the letterbox like window. This was two hours painting and I will give it some more time in the studio to finish some raw areas. Eyes, some hair bits, tonal adjustments here and there.
I wasn’t that enamoured with the painting this afternoon. There was a lack of life in the thing. I took a palette knife to it and destroyed the bottom section and repainted the background. I took it as close as I dared to total destruction and then I started to like it. So the message seems to be to throw caution oot the windae!
Jumping to and fro between things can be fun but you lose focus if you are trying to develop an idea. I have been getting progressively bolder, I think, with these estuary paintings. Sticking to the one subject throughout gives a solid foundation to explore paint marks and texture. This is verging on “empty” but I have tried to dramatise what was quite a calm evening.