Home Stretch

The fall semester will be ending in just over a week. My final projects are due and I am working hard to get things done. I am really looking forward to the winter break. Hopefully, I will have a chance to focus on my painting.

My figure study was lit by soft, cool, natural light. It is a big change from eye straining fluorescent bulbs and bright spot lights. I am amazed at how the lighting alone changes the entire feel, value, and colors of a painting.

I truly enjoyed trying to capture the beautiful purples, pinks, blues and yellows that showed up in the model’s skin. Looking back on what I have learned, I wish that I had cropped my subject in a different way. However, I am pleased with the way some of my colors turned out.