so i spent 3 days at Studio 3 for
Dee Donaldson Portrait Workshop
and once again it was AH-MAZING!
i activated the canvas, on top of my charcoal drawing
after lots of color mixing
the first marks go onto the painting
by day two it's time to connect with the eyes and the subject,
to put some emotions in the painting
lots of marks, observing, waiting and responding.
it feels like a dance between the painting and the painter...
i love this stage, totally immersed,
time becomes completely irrelevant.
i also used this tool (window cleaner) at this point,
my new favorite, its unpredictability is perfect to
stay loose and make interesting marks
day three is the most challenging for me.
working on tiny details, making one mark, stepping back,
deciding at what stage am i overworking, stopping too soon...
here i had to make the nose and wrinkles more fleshy
(kept me awake at night :))
and then suddenly the painting falls into place,
it feels done and it's a strange feeling.
there are a few things i'm still unsure about
but i think it's complete. i am super thrill with it
and with all that i learnt on this "dance".