Fran II, 5 x 7 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
Another 40 minute pose at the figure drawing group. I cannot stress enough what good practice this is - if there's a group in your area, check it out. Painting "on the fly" like this has done wonders to speed up my thought process, decision making, and even how fast I can move my eyes back and forth between the model and the painting. I noticed that last part especially this time, I never knew my eyes could move so fast. Her face was in shadow, so I took a page from Susan Lyon (an artist I love dearly) this time and blurred the face as I didn't have time to do it justice, and concentrated on the figure.