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Friday, December 10, 2010

finally, time to paint!

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.

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