I had an amazing photo shoot a month or so ago and am starting to use the photos in this painting.
I then make a black and white scale mock-up to see how it will look full-size, and to use for tracing the image onto canvas.
Then I transfer the drawing.
I am adding a little black to all my colors, to grey them a bit, to unify them, and because I am so fucking depressed these days.
Lots of looseness at this stage, just sploshing paint and blocking in shapes.
Now I am starting to paint the figures and its really fucking hard as always. It gets better when the figures have more going on in them, but for now I get pretty frustrated easily. I guess a lot of that is my current
state of enervation. It will pass soon. I just want to be quiet and peaceful and not bother anyone and paint. Is that too much to fucking ask for?