Not feeling too flash today, have been laid flat for the past few days with a major chest infection (well, so the doctor says - feels more like pneumonia to me). Anyhow, after a week in bed I decided to tackle this weeks lesson from Jenny Wentworth.
The challenge is to work intuitively to paint a face, no sketching it out beforehand, just lay down some gesso, a wash of colour and then move the paint around with your fingers to resemble a face. Add charcoal to start defining features and then see what evolves from there. Easy to let go today because my brain is a foggy haze anyway and doesn't want to do anything so it's just play, play, play and would you believe it I actually came up with a half decent face.
I will create again using this method - but when I am feeling better. Then, and only then, might she come truly alive. Funnily enough, I loved working in this manner. Thanks Jenny for a fabulous lesson.