Saturday, April 14, 2007

Pushing Paint

Here are the results of last week's Alla Prima class. It's maddening how you can struggle so much on some things and others come without much effort. In this case, I spent most of the three hour class noodling the torso and then I proceeded to paint the entire head in about two minutes.....nutty!
I almost forgot how enjoyable traditional oil painting can be. The tactile nature of it, the smell of the paint, the "on the fly" problem solving, and the lack of an "undo" command are very satisfying in ways that digital art can never be.