Listening to my muse

July 26th, 2009

”When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.”

Henry J. Kaiser

I'm hearing that voice loud and clear.  I thought it was finished, but it kept calling to me, telling me that it needed more movement and interest in the lower left. Color differences in the two images are only due to lighting. The colors are pretty much as in the final.

Last week mornings were spent painting with several fine art students. We drew with charcoal and pencil and then painted in acrylic.

Our soggy weather finally gave us a break letting us go out into the Vermont landscape to paint. Acrylic, loaded with a retarding agent, worked perfectly for plein air painting.  On our last day we had a model in class for drawing and a small figure study in acrylic.

That was a ton of fun!

Back to the easel!

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