12x9' oil on gesso board
The water-media workshop was great and
it gave me a feeling of freedom
in my oils. I had an opportunity
to paint the figure today and went
at it with a very fluid paint quality.
No drawing, but found my angles
and proportions first with a script brush
using transparent brown oxide
with Gamsol to make it flow
My favorite area is where the chain rests
between her breasts.
The glare of wet paint caught on the area
in the photo But it doesn't matter as the
painting is unfinished and
stands as a study.
The workshop had some good
The collage method was extra powerful
in that and the abstract area.
Here is a photo from the workshop.
at group critique time.
Nancy Frost Begin is holding the
collage and the actual painting is the
one on the easel.
With Susan Hanssen standing to the left.
It is not one of mine, but I watched
the experienced artist work on it from
start to finish and I can tell you
a strong and beautiful design like this is not easy