I have been attending life drawing / painting classes for over a year. Life classes are mainly sketch paintings done within a limited time between 30 minutes and one hour. So, I have been inspired to use my portrait skills to paint a detailed painting of the female nude, allowing me to slowly build up the layers of paint. This particular painting is of Jane, who attends my channelling group and has kindly posed for the life painting. I now realise how challenging rendering the human form is.
19/10/17 I have been busy with this life painting. The second layer of skin tone is near completion. I have redesigned the bottom layout of the composition. The rose flower design seemed appropriate for the life painting subject. Next I can really focus on refining the skin tone.