Another day of struggling through a figure. First, I did 20 minutes on the lights and 20 minutes on the darks. This shows why I don’t like to draw before I start painting. My drawing isn’t always strong enough and when I try to correct it during the painting process I can’t always lift it (the line through her breast).

Next I focused on her head. I tried tiptoeing up to what I thought was my goal. It was a complete failure, but failure always pushes me beyond where I thought I wanted to go. With nothing left to lose I just start going full throttle at it. I’m not completely happy with it but I’m happier with it than I would’ve been if I didn’t fail. By the way, it looks nothing like her.

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