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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Alla Prima Attempt

Sometimes this is what happens.  You have to wipe off what you painted for the afternoon and you end up with a canvas that still has good colors and will be used for something else in the future.

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.


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