I am not having too good a week at the moment. I started a large-ish painting using the Leonardo paper I have just bought, and although lots of successful artists use it all the time, I actually hate it. I have not got on with it at all, and the painting of sunflowers is sitting looking at me reproachfully in the studio, because I do need to finish it to see if I can get it back to anything half decent. More of that in another post when it is finished, and I will talk about why I find the paper so difficult to work on.
Then, the topic at Art today was 'Transport'. Not my thing at all, and I know the subject should not matter......all images are just a series of shapes and we should be able to treat them all in the same way. But I felt like a foreigner in a strange country, not speaking the language.....I just did not know what to do.
In the end I did enjoy the session, because I spent ages prior to the session doing as good a drawing as I could, so at least I had that under my belt.
Not one to make things easy for myself, it was a bit complex but at least I thought it an interesting subject!
Glad I tackled the drawing before the group meeting, it took me simply ages to get right.
The finished painting. It looks a bit pale here, think that might be the photo. I used 'Cornwall' paper which has quite a nice regular texture for this type of subject.