Whew! It's been a busy day running errands and now I feel like I want to take a nap! But instead, I thought I'd show you my latest painting.
My last few paintings have felt very "finished" to me and I wanted to paint a woman sort of fast, focusing more on her emotions than how pretty she is. So, I gave the painting some great texture with light molding paste (can you tell I love molding paste?) and then painted her without sketching her out first.
It took 10 minutes and then I let her sit for a while looking at what was working and what wasn't. Then another 10 minutes and I love the outcome! I like that she's sort of "raw" and not all perfectly colored in.
I want to work more like that - less thinking and more feeling and just flowing with the process! I'm such a careful person (something I've talked about before), often overthinking things, that this is very satisfying for me and such good practice. It teaches me to trust my instincts!
If you like her, click here to see her in my shop!
P.S. I forgot to say that this is an acrylic painting on 5 x 7 inch watercolor paper.