Wednesday, May 2, 2012
"Peace" (Jesse) 18x24 oil on linen
But I'm here to listen and learn from Sharon, so I bucked up and took her advice.
She moved me to the other model in the room, Jesse. And I found a linen support I had laying around in the locker room. A fresh start, but with a lot shorter time to work on the painting. Yikes! But, Jesse has such character, great muscle definition and skin color, a great look, and I love the peace sign earring. As it turned out, the whole thing was a pleasure to paint. And what started as a bomb turned into a success. And relatively quickly, for me. Lessons learned: sometimes a fresh start is just the ticket. And, Sharon's theory is that the gesso (acrylic) I used to prep the panel was the problem. It probably hadn't properly "cured". Live and learn. . .