|"Rachel" 6 x 4 oil study on Raymar cotton canvas panel.|
Yes, you contemplate skipping, but the whole point of challenges is to make yourself do things, even when you'd rather just spend a mindless couple of hours before going back out for more horse care, on an increasingly cold February evening. Or, you know, maybe eat dinner. I had, at least, prepped the panel with a light tone of yellow ochre. Small isn't necessarily easier, but the panel that was ready was 4 x 6...or, when I settled on my reference, 6 x 4. I did choose a head-on head study, as I find these easier. I procrastinated a little longer because, well, this is just what I do. Picked up a brush. Started drawing. Then started just pushing paint around to get the form. After bits and pieces of an hour (because that's how I work - completely ADD)....this little portrait of Rachel happened.
Again, loose and imperfect. Today I have more time, so I'll most certainly botch it up. ;-)