11 x 14" oil on canvas
Her very ribs showed. After pretty much bombing at my first workshop with impressionist Don Hatfield last week, I was fairly happy with the results of my 3-hr figure study today. He demonstrated, and I finally understood what he meant by "painting through the form." It means if you are painting the background color, let it continue on into the figure; then cut the figure color back into the background--or vice versa. This softens the edges and creates lovely color blends that unify the painting.