Not too much, I am not making the kind of progress that I would love to have. Mainly because I don’t get the time to paint outside of class. Plus I missed a week of class as I was not feeling well. This is where we stopped my ‘woman reading‘ last time.
I decided that I wanted to move away from the impressionist style (no smooth lines, only brush strokes) to a much smoother face. I did not see myself painting with just brush strokes. So we tried to smoothen the face and enhance the features.
What did this do to the painting? The woman in her late teens turned to a woman in her thirties (or late twenties, you guys tell me)! What a difference a change of style makes! Still need to work on the right hand and the neck area. And maybe the lips? I think they are a bit too pouty.
Remember the landscape from last week? We had used purple to start the painting as I had squeezed out a lot of purple paint for my ‘woman reading’. My art instructor, Judith, assured me that I could change it to any color that I wanted later.
Trusting Judith, I decided to go with a red and burnt orange color scheme and this is where we are now. The idea was to create a whimsical painting where trees turn into clouds as they mature! How cool would that be?
I am loving the deep red trees but the grass not so much. Still need to work on a lot of things here, the rest of the bushes, the sky, the clouds, the grass etc. And I thought, this was going to be a simple painting!