i spent the day at the shop yesterday. it was a good day to paint. i was done with the monthly paperwork early, so played around with some gouache. this is what i came up with. gouache is hard to paint with when you are layering. the under layers sometimes lift when you paint on top of them. so i usually save this kind of painting for regular acrylics. i have been getting a bit carried away with the under-drawing lately. it's something i never did before, but it seems like it has crept into my work slowly. i think it tends to leave out the freshness of the painting. so on this one i did no drawing whatsoever. just put the values in the right places. i always told my students that painting is like drawing with blobs. get the blobs in the right order, and you have a face!! it feels good to be free. oh, and this only took me about 20 minutes!!
time to finish up the christmas shopping. tomorrow is my deadline.