Painted in the Independent Painters session this morning, working from a lovely female model. Although others in the group had begun their paintings of her last week, I didn't attend that session. I feel like I accomplished alot in this class today, although I'm not quite finished. I did like what I produced in the 3 hours, and I plan to work on it in my studio to develop it a little more completely. I really was surprised at the colors I used, and also really enjoyed my choices. When I finish the piece, I'll post it here.
I've been taking another look at Toulouse Lautrec's paintings. Their linear qualities relate to what I'm trying to do in the drop in figure sessions that meet on Saturday mornings. I think many of his were painted with gouache in a style that often suggests drawing in lieu of painting as such with the medium. I feel a kinship with that as I use my liquid acrylics in the figure drawing sessions. Liquid acrylic would fall into that category, gouache, although his would have been akin to tempera/ poster paint.
Below I'll show you a couple of the pieces Lautrec painted that are rendered in that way, halfway between a drawing and a painting. If you click on the images they will enlarge for you.