Ever the optimist, I made some notes on the colors of the setup.
Managed to do a quick sketch of the second model in class. I’m thinking that I would’ve enjoyed the next two weeks too 😀
A few things that were learnt/reinforced during this month
1. make many starts
2. pay attention to the negative spaces
3. for the figure be aware of the balance – the triangle between the base of the neck and the two armpits.
4. something as basic as – use a palette knife to put fresh paint onto the mixing area and clean brushes every so often and use many.
One thing that was recommended but I didnt try, was to use a midtone gray as the base color for the palette instead of plastic white or natural wood. Or to use a sheet painted midtone gray placed underneath a plexiglass or clear glass palette. I will try this with the next painting that i do from home.