The Zbukvic Emulation Experience


After yesterday’s decision to do a detailed value sketch for all paintings I promptly completely ignored it and went straight in with some paint.   In my defense I had spent a while doing some practice value swatches.   This was a game of ‘guess the value from the paint on the palette’ which I did pretty well at.   Further in my defense this was only meant to be a quick doodle while I contemplated what to do as a ‘proper’ painting.  

Despite the terrible (for me) cheap paper this came out quite well.   For once I didn’t rush it and blunder around like a bull with a paintbrush.   I concentrated on keeping the grays colorful and not muddy and this helped a lot.   

I think I may be on a path out of this painting desert.   I certainly hope so.