I finished my figure painting today. I played around with the light, especially the reflected light on the dark side of the woman I was painting. I also corrected some errors and filled in some gaps. Then I painted the background. I wanted to keep it plain and dark to clearly show the figure.
I feel happy with the final result. It feels to me like I’ve got to a place (metaphorically) I’ve long been travelling to in terms of my painting. (That’s not to say that there’s not a long way still to go – just that I’ve wanted to be as comfortable in paint as I am in pencil and as able to paint what’s in my head as I can draw it for a very long while and that’s happening now.)
I’ve called the painting ‘Retreat’