It’s been a while and work things have pushed the painting to the background. Managed an hour and a half of life class today which I was glad of to keep my hand in. I’ve been taking the cheap paper as we tend to do a lot of sketches/gesture type exercises. I don’t really like it so I broke out the Arches sketch pad for a bit of a luxury.
Tried to keep the shadows a hot red – I always like this for skin.
An unexpectedly good pose. I thought it was going to be too symmetrical but the triangular nature came out well. Didn’t have time for the face – I’d forgotten that Arches takes forever to dry and we only had 20 minutes for the whole thing.