I have been working on a painting this past week
trying to learn a new technique.
I don't seem to have quite "got it".
I have a tendency to blend, and blend
and I don't know if I can conquer that habit.
The "get in and get out" quick stroke eludes me.
Here's how I started.
Using a drawing of a girl sitting on a cushion that I did in a life class
some time ago, I painted her in black and white tones and built around her.
As you can see, even my underpainting is too detailed
for what I was trying to do.
I'm now thinking that impressionist/abstract probably does not even have underpaintings.
Not quite knowing where I was going with this
(just trying out a new technique)
I added some color
It needed so much more!
I felt sorry for the poor naked girl sitting there with one naked boob hanging out!
In life class, the real model didn't mind at all.
Adding this, changing that, adjusting something else,
I finally came up with this:
"The Courtesan's Overseer"
I cant go any further with it.
It didn't turn out as impressionistic or abstract as I wanted.
Obviously, I just "get into" my paintings too much.
I'll try again some time.
Maybe I can find a class.