Not my best day at figure group today. When we begin we do a bunch of short poses to warm up. I usually just do them all on one page, one on top of another. This was today’s first page.

I liked one of her short poses so I did it on a separate page rather than in the heap of the previous page.

For the long pose I tried to deliberately paint just a mess. I am definitely not a delicate and careful watercolor painter. Also, I find I don’t usually have very much interest in the tight specifics of the model. I used to think I was just lazy or in a hurry. Really I’m just interested in the color, the light defining the form/space, and the interesting shapes, not unlike landscape. A people painter I am not. A detail painter I am not. When I was about to curse and throw this across the room I quit.

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