Sunday, April 24, 2011
I made an attempt to paint a female figure in a lawn chair catching rays in just one session, alla prima, which means you paint wet on wet, in full color. Well, it was going pretty well until I realized I had a drawing problem where her legs crossed and met the lawn chair. I tried to fix it, and then things got worse, and then the whole thing got out of control.
I am not discouraged. It was still time well spent. Someday I hope to be able to paint well alla prima. You can't get there if you don't try. Plus I am kind of excited about how the canvas looks now. I may be able to make it into a landscape or use it to make one of the nocturne paintings I have wanting to try.